Peruvian authorities say a magnitude 6.2 earthquake has rocked southern
Peru, killing at least one person and injuring several others.
say a 93-year-old man was killed after a wall of his house collapsed on
him during the quake, which shook the region early Tuesday.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered about 55 kilometers northwest of Arequipa.
this year, a magnitude 5.4 quake struck coastal waters near the
Peruvian capital, Lima, but caused no major damage or injuries. The
tremor sent frightened residents running into the streets and phone
lines were jammed for a while.
Back in August, a magnitude eight
earthquake struck Peru's southern coast, killing at least 540 people
and injuring 1,500 others.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.