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Very Shallow Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits southern Peru

Very Shallow Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits southern Peru

The quake was very shallow, only 2.2 miles (3.5 km) below the Earth’s surface.
A shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern Peru on Thursday close to Lake Titicaca, damaging homes and downing some communication lines in a remote Andean province.

The tremor, recorded as a 6.3 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), struck at 5:40 p.m. local time (2240 GMT), some 48 miles (77 km) northwest of the town of Juliaca close to Lake Titicaca, which lies in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia.

Homes made of adobe in the province of Lampa completely collapsed in the quake, Mayor Nicolas Quispe said on local broadcaster RPP.

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