Two strong earthquakes registering a magnitude of 5.9 struck an area near the Peru-Chile border on Monday, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The USGS said the first tremor occurred at 1000 GMT in Peru, 51.5 km. west-south-west of the town of Moquegua at a depth of 64 km.
Seconds later, a quake also measuring 5.9 struck over the border in Chile - 72 km east-south-east of the Peruvian town of Tacma. That tremor was recorded at a depth of 22.4 km and was initially recorded at a magnitude of 6.0.