Strong earthquake hits off the coast of Peru

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Associated Press

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 7:06 AM

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has struck off the coast of northern Peru.

The quake struck at 4:49 a.m. local time and was centered 58 miles (94 kilometers) west-southwest of the city of Paita. The USGS says it was at the relatively shallow depth of 10 miles (16 kilometers).

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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