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Published: Monday, 8/12/2013

Strong earthquake hits off the coast of Peru

Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake recorded off the cost of northern Peru

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LIMA, Peru — The U.S. 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 a.m. local time and was centered 58 miles (94 kilometers) west-southwest of the city of Paita. The USGS says it was at the relatively shallow depth of 10 miles (16 kilometers).

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.



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