Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Peru coast

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 struck on Sunday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake was recorded at 7.11 UTC. The epicentre was located 26 kilometres south of the settlement of Atikipa. The source of the earthquake lay at a depth of 34 kilometres.

Information about possible victims and destruction was not received.

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