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Yamila Osorio, governor of the Arequipa Region of Peru, informed that at least one person has died in the powerful earthquake that hit the region, according to RIA Novosti news agency of Russia.     

A 55-year-old woman was killed as a result of being hit by a stone that fell during the tremor, wrote Perú.21 newspaper.

Earlier it was reported that 15 to 20 people were injured.

According to the Geophysics Institute of Peru, the quake measured magnitude 6.8, and its epicenter was in the Arequipa Region and 10km beneath the surface.

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