A 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Peru left at least 2 dead 23 injured
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said at the southern coast of Peru, a strong earthquake hit Sunday morning (January 14), killing at least 2 people and injuring 23 others. 

Many houses and roads collapsed or were damaged during the earthquake.

Combined with the CNN, Reuters reported that the US Geological Survey said that at 4:18 a.m. local time on Sunday, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the southern coast of Peru, before the calculation was a magnitude 7.3 earthquake.

According to the Peruvian government's Geophysical Institute, the magnitude of the earthquake is 6.7 and the epicenter is located in Lomas, Arequipa, in southern Peru.

Yamila Osorio, Governor of Arequipa, wrote on Twitter that a 55-year-old man in the town of Yauca was massacred. Hernando Tavera, chairman of the Peruvian Institute of Geophysics, told Peruvian television that one more person was killed in the area without providing any further details.

According to the National Emergency Operations Center, at least 23 people in Arequipa were injured in the earthquake.

Governor Osorio said that some cities in the strong earthquake occurred in the power outages, many roads damaged, adobe houses collapsed. Many inhabitants of the Lomas region have been evacuated.

Earthquakes often occur in Peru, and many homes are built of hazardous materials that can not withstand the earthquake strikes. In 2007, an earthquake in the Ica area of ​​Peru killed hundreds.

Peruvian maritime authorities said the quake will not trigger a tsunami on the Peruvian coast.

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