5.6 magnitude undersea earthquake in Pacific Ocean off of Peru’s southern coast ,with landslides killing a person

5.6 magnitude undersea earthquake in Pacific Ocean off of Peru's southern coast ,with landslides killing a person

LIMA, Aug 12 : A 5 point 6-magnitude undersea earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean off of Peru’s southern coast , triggering landslides on local roads that killed one person and wounded two, a regional governor said.

Arequipa Governor Yamila Osorio added on Twitter that authorities were working to clear roads affected by landslides from surrounding hills.
The 41-kilometer deep (25.5 miles) quake struck the Pacific some 89 km (55.3 miles) from the coastal city of Canama late last night, according to the US Geological Survey.

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