A 7.1-magnitude quake 124 kilometers southwest of the town of Puquio off the coast of Peru, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
"Prelim M7.3 natural disaster near the coast of southern Peru Jan-14 09:18 UTC", tweeted USGS Big Quakes. " It puts the strength of the natural disaster at 7.2 magnitude and says it hit at a depth of 30km".
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There have been no immediate reports of casualties although some buildings appeared to be damaged following the natural disaster at 4.18am local time.
The USGS says that the temblor struck 42 km south-southwest of Acari at 9.18 GMT (2.48 p.m. IST) on January 14 at a depth of 12.1 km.
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