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7.0 earthquake strikes southern Peru

Posted: 4:37 AM, Mar 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-01 07:37:25-05
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LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 has struck southern Peru.

The temblor’s epicenter was 27 kilometers (16 miles) north-northeast of Azangaro and it had a depth of around 260 kilometers (160 miles). The earthquake struck at 3:50 a.m. (0850 GMT).