Magnitude 6.9 quake shakes buildings in Peru capital

Magnitude 6.9 quake shakes buildings in Peru capital
# 28 October 2011 23:27 (UTC +04:00)
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck southern Peru on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Lima, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, APA reports quoting Reuters.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor, initially reported as a magnitude 7.0 quake, was centered 32 miles southwest of the coastal city Ica, near where a devastating 8.0 magnitude quake struck in 2007.

Peru’s RPP radio reported that people in cities along the southern coast ran out of their homes and into the streets during the quake, but said damages were limited to loss of cell phone signals and isolated electricity outages in Ica.

Southern Copper, a major global mining firm, said its operations were normal and not impacted by the earthquake. Most other major mines in Peru, a leading global metals exporter, are located farther away from the quake zone.
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