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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits Peru

June 8, 2011 at 10:54 AM   |   Comments


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LIMA, June 8 (UPI) -- A magnitude-6 earthquake shook the southern Peruvian city of Tacna late Tuesday with no reports of damage or injuries, officials said.

The quake's epicenter was centered 81 miles northeast of Tacna at a depth of 100 miles, La Gran Epoca reported Wednesday.

Witnesses said the quake lasted about 30 seconds as residents fled their homes.

The tremor was also felt in Arequipa, Moquegua and in Bolivia and Chile, the Peruvian Geophysics Institute said.

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