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7.2 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami threat in Peru

CCTV footage from Caraveli shows houses shaking during the earthquake
Photo via Al Arabiya
Photo via Al Arabiya

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of central Peru on Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, with tsunami waves possible along some coastlines.

The USGS raised an earlier magnitude rating soon after the tremor struck 8.8 kilometers (5.5 miles) from Atiquipa district. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, which initially said there was no threat, later warned that waves of up to three metres were “possible along some coasts”.

CCTV footage from Caraveli shows houses shaking during the earthquake.

The earthquake tremors were felt as far as Lima.

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Initially, the PTWC warned of possible tsunamis along some coastal areas in Peru but later confirmed no threat before once again changing their statement.

The Peruvian government is monitoring for any damage.

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