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6.3 quake rattles northern Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake has rattled northern Peru near the coastal city of Piura on Saturday with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
 
Nelson Penachin of Peru’s civil defense agency said it has no reports so far of damage from the quake that struck at 6:51 p.m. local time. The U.S. Geological Service said its epicenter was six miles underground.
 
It was the second quake to shake seismically active Peru on Saturday. A 6.1 magnitude temblor centered near the city of Pisco struck at 3:59 a.m. with no damage reported. The city suffered a devastating 2007 quake of 8.0 magnitude that claimed more than 500 lives.

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