Tsunami warnings issued after earthquake in Peru

WASHINGTON Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:46pm EDT

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7. struck Peru on Wednesday shaking buildings in the capital and causing electrical power failures in some areas, the U.S. Geological Survey and eyewitnesses said. REUTERS/Graphic

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7. struck Peru on Wednesday shaking buildings in the capital and causing electrical power failures in some areas, the U.S. Geological Survey and eyewitnesses said.

Credit: Reuters/Graphic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tsunami warning was issued for Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Colombia after two powerful earthquakes struck Peru late on Wednesday, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.

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