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7.1-magnitude earthquake hits southern Peru

/ 06:34 PM March 01, 2019

LIMA, Peru — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported Friday that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 rocked southern Peru.

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The earthquake, the USGS said, struck around 3:50 a.m. (0850 GMT).

The temblor’s epicenter was 27 kilometers (16 miles) north-northeast of Azangaro, according to USGS.

It had a depth of around 260 kilometers (160 miles), it added. /kga

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