An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck southeastern Peru on Friday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. It hit in the Andes region in a sparsely populated area. The US Geological Survey said the epicentre was at a depth of 257 kilometres (160 miles). The agency said most big quakes in South America occur at a maximum depth of 70 kilometres. The quake hit at 0850 GMT about 27 kilometres northeast of the town of Azangaro, near the border with Bolivia.
Source: Earthquake 7.0 magnitude hits Peru, no reports of injuries