Peruvian quake destroys 63 homes, kills 1 man

Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 6:24 PM CST
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Officials in Peru say dozens of families are without homes after a powerful earthquake rattled the coast before dawn, killing one person.

Peru's Chief of Civil Defense Jorge Chavez said Sunday that the earthquake killed one person, destroyed 63 homes and displacing about 130 people. It injured 65 people.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 7.1 quake was centered 35 miles (40 kilometers) from Acari, a small town in the Arequipa department of southwestern Peru. Residents in Peru's capital of Lima some 350 miles (560 kilometers) away felt the ground shake.

Chavez says emergency crews are sending tents and mattresses to the displaced families.

Officials say a man killed by falling debris was the quake's sole fatality.

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