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Earthquake Strikes Peruvian Coast

  • Peter Cobus

A USGS map highlighting seismic hazards in Peru

A USGS map highlighting seismic hazards in Peru

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a 6.4 magnitude has hit the coast of central Peru.

The Survey says the quake happened Monday shortly after midnight local time, 15 kilometers southeast of Ica and 280 kilometers south-southeast of Lima, at a depth of 39 kilometers.

Officials said nearly 100 people suffered minor injuries. There were no reports of deaths or major damage.

In 2007, Ica was devastated by an 8.0 earthquake.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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