Magnitude 6.8 quake off south Peru coast

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Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)


LIMA, Peru (AP) — Geologists say a magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck off the Pacific coast of southwestern Peru.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says it struck 87 miles southwest of Nazca at 11:43 a.m. local time (1643 GMT) at a depth of 21 miles (33 kilometers).

The quake was mildly felt in Lima, 310 miles (500 kilometers) from its epicenter.


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