A day after quakes rocked Chile and US` California, a major earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru early on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.
French central defender Jeremy Mathieu was all set to fly out to Peru with Valencia when the La Liga club sealed a deal with Spanish giants Barcelona, invoking the buyout clause in the 30-year-old footballer`s contract, for 20 million euro ($27 million).
The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities said on Friday.
At least nine fishermen were killed early Tuesday when two fishing boats collided off Peru`s southern Pacific coast, an official source said. Another three people were injured and three were reported missing in the accident.