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6.9 quake in Peru

A 6.9 earthquake hit Peru at around 4:30 p.m. (PDT) Sunday afternoon.

The quake's epicentre was just over 100 km under ground, located 43 km ENE from the city of Tambo, 467 km SE of Lima.

People living as far away as Lima reported feeling the ground move. 

We are still waiting for reports of damage and injuries.

The earthquake hit several hours after a 6.0 quake hit California, Sunday morning.

In Aug. 2007 a magnitude 8 Earthquake, along the central coat of Peru, killed over 500 and injured over 1,000. It destroyed 34,000 homes and four hospitals.

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