>> A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the coast of southern Peru on Sunday killing at least one person and injuring scores more. The US Geological Survey said the epicenter was offshore in the Pacific Ocean, but the powerful tremors were enough to cause homes and roads to crumble. Officials said several municipalities lost electricity and that many adobe houses had completely collapsed.
Earthquakes are common in Peru but some homes are still built with precarious materials. Some residents along the southern coast were evacuated after feeling an aftershock but Peruvian maritime authorities said the earthquake did not produce a tsunami on the coast. The quake was also felt in Northern Chile, Peru's southern neighbor, but officials said there was no risk of a tsunami.