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Quake kills 4, injures 30 in Peru

  • BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - In this photo provide by government news agency ANDINA, two unidentified tourist walk next a building toppled by an earthquake in Chivay, Peru, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake centered in southern Peru's picturesque Colca Valley killed at least four people, including a 65-year-old U.S. tourist, and left scores injured as it toppled adobe homes. (ANDINA via AP)

    BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - In this photo provide by government news agency ANDINA, two unidentified tourist walk next a building toppled by an earthquake in Chivay, Peru, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake centered in southern Peru's picturesque Colca Valley killed at least four people, including a 65-year-old U.S. tourist, and left scores injured as it toppled adobe homes. (ANDINA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - In this photo provide by government news agency ANDINA, a fireman talks with victims of an earthquake in Chivay, Peru, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake centered in southern Peru's picturesque Colca Valley killed at least four people, including a 65-year-old U.S. tourist, and left scores injured as it toppled adobe homes. (ANDINA via AP)

    BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - In this photo provide by government news agency ANDINA, a fireman talks with victims of an earthquake in Chivay, Peru, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake centered in southern Peru's picturesque Colca Valley killed at least four people, including a 65-year-old U.S. tourist, and left scores injured as it toppled adobe homes. (ANDINA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - In this photo provide by the Peruvian government news agency ANDINA, a woman looks at the ruins of her home destroyed by an earhtquake in Chivay, Peru, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake centered in southern Peru's picturesque Colca Valley killed at least four people, including a 65-year-old U.S. tourist, and left some 30 injured as it toppled adobe homes. (ANDINA via AP)

    BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - In this photo provide by the Peruvian government news agency ANDINA, a woman looks at the ruins of her home destroyed by an earhtquake in Chivay, Peru, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake centered in southern Peru's picturesque Colca Valley killed at least four people, including a 65-year-old U.S. tourist, and left some 30 injured as it toppled adobe homes. (ANDINA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Peruvian authorities say a magnitude 5.4 earthquake has killed four people and injured 30 in a remote Andean part of the country.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 9:58 p.m. local time (10:58 EDT; 0258 GMT) Sunday near the town of Chivay, more than 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of Lima, the country's capital. It was centered relatively close to the surface at a depth of about 6 miles (10 kilometers)

Civil Defense official Miguel Yamasaki told journalists on Monday that four people had died due to the collapse of walls. He says 40 houses are uninhabitable.