6.3 earthquake shakes Peru but no injuries or damage report

January 30, 2012 09:23

LIMA - A earthquake of 6.3 magnitude rattled the coast of Peru early on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake occurred shortly after midnight local time (0500 GMT) and was centered about 9 miles (15 km) southeast of the city of Ica and about 170 miles (280 km) south-southeast of Lima.

Witnesses said the quake shook buildings in coastal Lima, Peru's capital. Although there were no reported injuries or damage, local radio said residents near the epicenter were alarmed and ran outside their homes when they felt the quake. Power was out in nearby Pisco, the radio said.

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