7.1-magnitude earthquake hits southern Peru

MASSIVE An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has hit Peru

No damage or injuries were reported from the 7.0-magnitude natural disaster that struck southern Peru early Friday, the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci) confirmed.

Reports about the natural disaster are still coming in but According to Officials the epicentre of the quake was 27 kilometres northeast Azangaro, near the Bolivian border.

People of Southern Peru woke up to an quake at around 3:50 a.m. on Friday.

It is not thought that the quake will trigger a Pacific-wide tsunami.

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Peru sits on on Earth's so-called "Ring of Fire" - a horseshoe-shaped geological disaster zone which sees 90 per cent of the world's earthquakes occur on it.

Peru is located in the area called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where about 85 percent of the world's seismic activities are recorded.

According to U.S. Geological Survey documents, a 7.1-magnitude quake is considered major and can cause severe damage to most buildings, some to partially or completely collapse.

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