No dam­age af­ter Peru quake

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A MAG­NI­TUDE 7.1 quake struck nearly 250km north-west of Puerto Mal­don­ado, Peru, early yes­ter­day at a depth of 610km, the US Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey says.

There were no im­me­di­ate re­ports of dam­age, though so­cial me­dia users said tremors had been felt across the coun­try and as far away as Arica in north­ern Chile.

Two strong shocks struck Pu­callpa, a Peru­vian town north­west of the epi­cen­tre, ac­cord­ing to Twit­ter post­ings by sev­eral res­i­dents.

No tsunami warn­ing was is­sued by the Pa­cific Tsunami Warn­ing Cen­ter, and Chile’s fire ser­vice said the quake did not have the po­ten­tial to gen­er­ate one. – Reuters

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