5.9 earthquake reported near Peru's coast

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September 22, 2010 11:45

 
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LIMA, Peru — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 was reported near central Peru's coast.

The US Geological Survey says the temblor hit at 3 a.m. (0800 GMT) Wednesday about 10 miles (15 kilometers) northeast of Chincha Alta, and its depth was 30 miles (48 kilometers).

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