A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Peru's central coastline on Monday, January 30, 2012, according to the US Geological Survey.

The tremor hit the Peruvian coastline after midnight (12:11 am, local time, 5:11 UTC), at nine miles away from the city of Ica.

Monday's quake was at a depth of 24.4 miles (39.2 kilometres), with epicentre on the Pacific Ocean coastline.

More than a dozen people are reportedly injured and electricity supplies are off in the region, according to a BBC report, quoting the Peruvian media.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

The city was earlier hit by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake in August 2007, which left many homeless.