Peru: Earthquake leaves two dead and dozens injured

From BBC - January 14, 2018

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has left two people dead and 65 people injured in south-west Peru, the Peruvian government said.

The earthquake occurred at 04:18 local time (09:18 GMT) on Sunday.

The epicentre was in the Pacific Ocean and tremors could be felt over 36km (22 miles) away, according to the US Geological Survey.

Peruvian officials initially said they feared that 17 miners were missing after a mine collapsed.

But Peru's Health Minister, Abel Salinas, later said a rescue team at the mine said there were not 17 missing, according to local media.


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