An earthquake with magnitude 7.1 struck Peru, 67 km north-northwest of Juliaca, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The earthquake was very deep at 258 km.
Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Today's quake is the first major quake of March and the 18th of 2019.
Once again the major quake happened during geomagnetic storms around earth's magnetosphere.
According to Spaceweather, G1-class geomagnetic storms are underway on Mar. 1st as a fast-moving stream of solar wind buffets Earth's magnetic field.
The gaseous material is flowing from a wide hole in the sun's atmosphere--so wide that Earth could remain inside the stream for another 24 to 48 hours.