March 30, 2017

Earthquake Kills 4, Injures 30 In Peru

Earthquake hit at 9:58 pm local time on Sunday near the town of Chivay.

PERU: Peruvian authorities say a magnitude 5.4 earthquake has killed four people and injured 30 in a remote Andean part of the country.

The US Geological Survey says the quake hit at 9:58 pm local time (10:58 EDT; 0258 GMT) on Sunday near the town of Chivay, more than 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of Lima, the country’s capital. It was centered relatively close to the surface at a depth of about 6 miles (10 kilometers).

Civil Defense official Miguel Yamasaki told journalists today that four people had died due to the collapse of walls. He says 40 houses are uninhabitable.

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