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Major 7.0-magnitude quake strikes central Peru: USGS

Published on Aug 25, 2014 8:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck central Peru on Sunday, US experts said.

The quake was located 42 km east-northeast of Tambo at a depth of 58.9 km, the US Geological Survey said.

Positioned at 471 km south-east of the capital Lima, it hit at 2321 GMT.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

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