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6.3 earthquake in northern Peru

AP Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 08:31

Lima: A shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake has rattled northern Peru near the coastal city of Piura with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Nelson Penachin of Peru`s civil defense agency said it has no reports so far of damage from the quake that struck at 6:51 pm local time yesterday. The US Geological Service said its epicentre was six miles (10 kilometres) underground.
magnitude temblor centred near the city of Pisco struck at 3:59 am with no damage reported. The city suffered a devastating 2007 quake of 8.0 magnitude that claimed more than 500 lives.

First Published: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 08:31
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