Magnitude-7.1 earthquake kills 2, injures dozens in Peru

A man walks by toppled houses on August 15, 2016 in the Andean town of Yanque in southern Peru, after a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck this remote picturesque region in the state of Arequipa
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At least two people were killed and another 65 injured by a magnitude-7.1 earthquake in Peru Sunday morning. More than a dozen people remain missing as relief efforts begin. The quake struck off Peru's coast in the Pacific Ocean shortly after 4 a.m. local time.

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The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts" as a result of the tremors but soon declared the tsunami threat had passed. Arequipa district Gov. Yamila Orosio said on Twitter some adobe houses have collapsed and there are reports of power outages from the earthquake.

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