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7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Peru

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A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook the southern coast of Peru early on June 28. Authorities say there aren’t any instant studies of casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey mentioned the earthquake occurred at 12:36 a.m. (0536 GMT). The epicenter was positioned within the Pacific Ocean, some 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of the district of Atiquipa, within the province of Caravelí. That is a few 380 miles south of the capital, Lima, close to the borders with Chile and Bolivia. The depth was 17 miles (28 kilometers).

The earthquake was felt within the close by areas of Ayacucho, Ica, and the capital, native media reported. Eder Allca, the mayor of the district of Sancos, within the Ayacucho area, instructed the native radio station RPP {that a} street in his district suffered rock slides that left a number of localities minimize off.

The Hydrography and Navigation Directorate of the Peruvian Navy reported that the seismic occasion generated a tsunami alert alongside the Peruvian coast. However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu mentioned any menace of a tsunami had already handed.

Earthquakes are frequent in Peru, because the nation is positioned within the Pacific “Ring of Fire.”

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