Northern Peru jolted by 6.3 quake: US observers

Breaking News March 16, 2014 00:00

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WASHINGTON - A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolted northern Peru on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The temblor struck at 7:51 pm (2351 GMT) just off Peru's Pacific coast, six kilometers (three miles) west of Sechura. It had a depth of nine kilometers, the USGS reported.

The area is close to Peru's border with Ecuador.

There were no immediate of major damage or injuries.


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