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September 26, 2013

Earthquake Shakes Southern Peru

by VOA News

A strong earthquake struck the southern coast of Peru Wednesday, causing mild damage and a handful of injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7.0 magnitude quake struck about 46 kilometers south of the city of Acari, at a depth of 46 kilometers in the Pacific Ocean.  No tsunami warnings were issued. 

Authorities say the earthquake caused some houses to collapse and triggered landslides that blocked roads.  The quake shook buildings as far away as Lima, about 500 kilometers away from the quake's epicenter.