Earthquake of Magnitude 6.3 Hits Southern Peru

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Lima: A powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern Peru on Thursday close to Lake Titicaca, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The tremor struck at 5:40 p.m. EST (2240 GMT), some 48 miles (77.25 km) northwest of the town of Juliaca close to Lake Titicaca, which lies in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia.

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The quake was very shallow, only 2.2 miles (3.5 km) below the Earth’s surface, which would have amplified its effect.

 

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