Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Peru coast rattled by earthquake

An earthquake has struck off the coast of south-western Peru

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck off the Pacific coast of south-western Peru, geologists said.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The US Geological Survey said it struck 87 miles south-west of Nazca at 11.43am local time (1643 GMT) at a depth of 21 miles.

The quake was mildly felt in Lima, 310 miles from its epicentre.

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