Major 6.9-magnitude quake strikes Peru


LIMA: A major 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Peru on Sunday, US experts said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or considerable damage. The quake hit at 11:21 Manila time kilometers (26 miles) east-northeast of the town of Tambo at a depth of 101 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Centered 467 kilometers (290 miles) southeast of the capital Lima, the quake sent panicked people into the streets of the city of Ayacucho — home to about 150,000. It was first reported by USGS as a 7.0-magnitude event.



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