Media have reported victims of the earthquake in Peru

© Flickr / Matt KatzenbergerСейсмограф. Archival photoMedia have reported victims of the earthquake in Peru© Flickr / Matt Katzenberger

Peruvian authorities said that the earthquake of a magnitude of 7.3 off the coast of the country has suffered, according to various estimates, from 15 to 20 people, according to local radio RPP.

According to the radio, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the province of Karaveli in the Arequipa region.

The head of the province of Santiago Neira said about the destruction of many mud houses because of the element. The Governor of Arequipa Yamila Osorio noted that injured 15 to 20 people.

Previously, the U.S. Geological survey (USGS) reported an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 off the coast of Peru. Tremors have been fixed in 4.18 local time (GMT 12.18) 31 km to the South-West from the settlement of Akari and 19 kilometers from the city of Awka. The earthquake lies at a depth of 10 kilometers. The Pacific warning centre tsunami, the United States announced about the threat of occurrence of waves, which was subsequently cancelled. According to local media reports, the earthquake magnitude was 6.8.