6.3 earthquake hit the central coastline of Peru
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit Peru’s central coastline, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says.
Monday’s quake struck at a depth of 39 km (24 miles), the USGS said.
Peruvian media report that more than a dozen people have been injured.
“The majority are suffering trauma and cuts,” Fernando Leon Castaneda, manager of a local hospital, told Radio Programas del Peru.
Reports from Ica said electricity supplies had gone off but so far there are no reports of major damage.
The province of Ica was struck by a 7.9-magnitude undersea earthquake in 2007 that left thousands homeless.
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