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Tsunami fears after powerful earthquake hits Peru

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A a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude has hit southern Peru.

Peru’s government Geophysical Institute said the earthquake was of magnitude 6.7 with its epicentre in Lomas.

There was minor material damage including some collapsed roads and houses and people in Lomas have been evacuated.

Earlier, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned of “hazardous tsunami waves” for some coasts, saying there was a threat to some coasts of Peru and neighbouring Chile.

But a later message said “there is no longer a tsunami threat from this earthquake” and that the centre hadn’t observed any tsunami waves.

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