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Magnitude 8 Quake Strikes North-Central Peru

A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck north-central Peru early Sunday, the U.S. Geological survey reported. The quake, at a moderate depth of 114 kilometers (71 miles), struck at 2:41 a.m., 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of the village of Lagunas and 158 kilometers (98 miles) east-northeast of the larger town of Yurimaguas.  There were no immediate reports of casualties or of major damage. Earthquakes that are close to the surface generally cause...

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