Tsunami threat cancelled for Peru, Chile

The epicenter was 42 kilometers (26 miles) south-southwest of Acari, with the earthquake hitting at 0918 GMT (4:18 a.m. EST) at a depth of 12.1 kilometers (about 7.5 miles).

By Author  |  Published: 14th Jan 2018  4:20 pmUpdated: 14th Jan 2018  4:26 pm

A U.S. agency says there is no longer a tsunami threat from a powerful earthquake that struck off Peru.

Earlier, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned of “hazardous tsunami waves” for some coasts, saying there was a threat to some coasts of Peru and neighboring Chile.

But a later message said “there is no longer a tsunami threat from this earthquake” and that the center hadn’t observed any tsunami waves.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit off Peru’s coast at 0918 GMT (4:18 a.m. EST). The epicenter was 42 kilometers (26 miles) south-southwest of Acari.