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Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Peru

According to the US Geological Survey, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook southern Peru.

There were no immediate reports on injury or damage.

The earthquake struck around 7.02 am local time in Tirapata and was located 8.1 miles (13 km) east of Azangaro.

It was quite deep, at 135.3 miles (217.8 km) below the surface.

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According to the US Tsunami Warning System, no tsunami warning was issued.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, (EMSC), had earlier estimated that the quake was magnitude 7.

Some buildings were shaken by the earthquake in La Paz (the capital of neighboring Bolivia), as well as in Peruvian towns like Arequipa Tacna, Cusco, and Tacna.

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