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7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Peru; tsunami threat

AP  |  Lima 

A powerful earthquake struck off Peru's coast early today, prompting a US agency to issue a threat message for parts of the country and neighbouring

The US Geological Survey reported that the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3. There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The epicentre was 42 kms south-southwest of Acari, with the earthquake hitting at 4:18 am local time at a depth of 12.1 kms.

The Pacific Warning Centre said that "hazardous waves are forecast for some coasts."

A statement says that tsunami waves reaching 0.3 metres to one metre "above the tide level are possible for some coasts of " It also says waves are forecast to be less than 0.3 meters for the coasts of

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 16:15 IST