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Peru 7-magnitude earthquake strikes near Lima


A 7-magnitude earthquake has struck near Puquio, central Peru, on August 24, the US Geological Survey has said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Mario Casareto, spokesman for Peru’s fire agency.

Mario Casareto said authorities were still surveying the region, including the Ayacucho area where the quake was centered.

Peru quake occurred about 13 hours after a 6-magnitude temblor shook Northern California

Peru quake occurred about 13 hours after a 6-magnitude temblor shook Northern California

The seismological service said in a preliminary report that the quake occurred at 23:21 GMT on August 24 and was centered about 26 miles east-northeast of an area called Tambo, and about 292 miles southeast of the capital of Lima. It had a depth of 36 miles.

Local media said that the quake was felt in parts of Lima and in many major cities of southeastern Peru, including Cuzco and Arequipa.

The quake occurred about 13 hours after a 6-magnitude temblor shook Northern California, near Napa.

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