Strong earthquake hits off the coast of Peru

The US Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has struck off the coast of northern Peru.

Updated: Aug 12, 2013, 17:53 PM IST

Lima: The US Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has struck off the coast of northern Peru.
The quake struck at 4.49 am local time and was centred 58 miles west-southwest of the city of Paita. The USGS says it was at the relatively shallow depth of 10 miles.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

PTI