January 14, 2018 / 11:08 AM / in a year

No victims, minor damage after quake in southern Peru: official

LIMA (Reuters) - No victims have been reported so far after a strong earthquake hit southern Peru early on Sunday morning, the governor of Peru’s Arequipa region, Yamila Osorio, said on Twitter.

Peru’s government Geophysical Institute said the earthquake was of magnitude 6.7 with its epicenter in Lomas. Osorio said there was minor material damage including some collapsed roads, and people in Lomas were evacuating.

Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Luc Cohen; Editing by Dale Hudson

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