1 killed, 65 injured as 7.1 tremor earthquake hits Peru

A huge earthquake off south-western Peru’s pacific coast has killed at least one person and injured at least 65, as buildings collapsed.

The magnitude 7.1 tremor struck at a depth of 22 miles.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said rescue teams were on their way to verify the extent of the damage.

The area between the South America and Nazca plates, where the tremor occurred, is prone to earthquakes, with 13 above magnitude 6.5 occurring over the past century, the US geological survey said.

Tents, blankets and humanitarian aid were being delivered by air.

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