Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hits Southern Peru

Monday, July 13th 2009, 7:39 am
By: News On 6

LIMA, Peru (AP) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck southern Peru. The country's seismic institute says there are no immediate reports of damage or injury.

Peru's Geophysics Institute says the quake struck at 1:12 a.m. (0612 GMT) Sunday in Cuzco province, 44 kilometers (27 miles) southeast of Yauri.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the initial magnitude as 6.0.

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