6.3 Magnitude Quake Strikes Peru; No Deaths, Damage Reported


0  Updated at 5:01 am, January 30th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LIMA, Peru) — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the coast of central Peru early Monday morning, leaving a few dozen people with minor injuries, according to local media outlets. No deaths have been reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the tremor took place at 12:11 a.m., nine miles southeast of Ica. The quake was 24.4 miles deep and did not lead to a tsunami warning.

Although some hotels in the area experienced a brief power outage, no structural damage has been reported.

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