Magnitude-7.0 Earthquake Strikes Southern Peru: USGS


A map shows the epicenter of a magnitude-7.0 earthquake that hit southern Peru on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (Credit: USGS)

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A preliminary-magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southern Peru on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the temblor, which hit at 4:21 p.m. Pacific Time, was located at a depth of 37 miles, the Geological Survey said. It was centered 26 miles east-northeast of Tambo and 293 miles southeast of Lima, Peru’s largest city.

There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. No tsunami warning was issued as a result of the earthquake.

The quake occurred about 13 hours after a magnitude-6.0 temblor shook Northern California, near Napa.

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