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Magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes southern Peru -USGS

Source: Reuters - Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:41 GMT
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WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southern Peru on Sunday 38 miles (61 km) east-northeast of the town of Puquio, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The major quake, which USGS earlier reported as magnitude 6.9, struck at 2321 GMT at a depth of 36.6 miles (58.9 km), it said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. (Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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