A strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake has struck southern Peru reportedly killing at least four including a U.S. tourist and injured at least 30 more. The earthquake produced damage to homes near the town of Chivey. According to the U.S. Geographical Survey, The earthquake occurred just six miles deep a little more than three miles north-west of Chivey.
Excerpt From The Weather Channel:
The unidentified U.S. man reportedly died at the Eco Inn Valle del Colca in Yanque when part of the hotel’s ceiling collapsed on him, Gov. Cipriano Llasa told AP. “His body is inside the hotel because the highways are blocked and the prosecutor has not arrived,” Llasa told the AP by phone. Peru’s last major earthquake hit on Aug. 15, 2007. The magnitude 7.9 quake killed nearly 600 people in the coastal city of Pisco.