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7.1 earthquake hits near coast of Peru

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 has struck off the coast of Peru, killing 1 man and injuring 20 more people. It triggered temporary tsunami warnings along the Peruvian coast.

Casualty figures were provided by the governor of Peru’s Arequipa region, Yamila Osorio. A 55-year-old man was killed by a rock, Osorio tweeted. Earlier she said that the quake left 20 people injured and caused minor material damage to the coastal infrastructure due to minor landslides.

The quake struck 42 kilometers (26 miles) south-southwest of Acari at 9:18am GMT on Sunday, the USGS reported. The epicenter of the quake was about 36km deep.

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