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6.9-magnitude quake rocks southern Peru
10:41, 25 August 2014, 289

Bishkek (AKIpress) - seismograph-1An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 hit southern Peru around 6:21 p.m. Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, first reported as magnitude 7.0 by the USGS, originated around 101 kilometers underground 43 km east-northeast of the town of Tambo in Ayacucho region, according to the survey.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, according to Reuters news agency.


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