MAGNITUDE 6.5 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES NORTHWESTERN PERU -USGS

by Reuters
Sunday, 16 March 2014 00:04 GMT

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck northwestern Peru on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake's epicenter was 26 miles (42 km) south-southwest of Piura and it occurred at a depth of 7.2 miles (12 km), the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. (Reporting by Paul Simao; Editing by Eric Beech)

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