(CNN) -- A magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck off the coast of central Peru on Wednesday evening, killing scores and injuring hundreds, followed by several powerful aftershocks.
Peru's America TV reported 48 people were killed and 350 injured, citing officials. It showed footage of traffic lights in the capital, Lima, swaying with the quake.
After everything stopped shaking, medics were seen tending to a woman.
The video also showed chunks of plaster that had fallen from buildings.
Some Lima residents were sobbing after the temblor, while others appeared to be praying.
The quake was felt for two minutes, according to Peruvian media. Broken windows were reported in Lima, and mobile phone service was interrupted.
"This has been the most terrifying experience we've had," Gladys Tarnawiecki told CNN from her home in Lima.
"It was extremely long ... never in my life had I experienced this long an earthquake," she said.
so far 115 dead.
more than 1000 injured
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