One dead, two injured after 5.6-magnitude earthquake triggers landslides in Peru

LIMA – A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean off of Peru’s southern coast (near coast of northern Chile), triggering landslides on local roads.

One person was killed while two sustained injuries, Arequipa Governor Yamila Osorio said on Saturday.

Authorities were working to clear roads affected by landslides from surrounding hills, she added on Twitter.

The 41-kilometer deep (25.5 miles) quake struck the Pacific some 89 km (55.3 miles) from the coastal city of Canama late on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No report of damage in Chile.