7.0 earthquake strikes in Northern Peru
LIMA, Peru -- The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a strong, but deep, earthquake in a northern Peruvian jungle region near Brazil.
There are no immediate reports of damage or injury in the quake, which was felt mildly in the capital of Lima.The Colorado-based USGS says the quake was centered just north of the jungle city of Pucallpa and struck at 12:46 p.m. local time (1:46 p.m. EDT). The quake occurred 90 miles (145 kilometers) underground. The deeper the quake, the less it is likely to be felt or to cause destruction.
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