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Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 strikes southeastern Peru, says US Geological Survey
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Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 strikes southeastern Peru, says US Geological Survey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck southeastern Peru on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes hit Peru-Ecuador border region, says US Geological Survey
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7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes hit Peru-Ecuador border region, says US Geological Survey

The quake’s epicentre was in a sparsely populated area 224 kilometres (140 miles) east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador, at a depth of 132 kilometres. The USGS’s initial reading assessed the quake, which occurred at 5:17 am local time (1017 GMT), at magnitude 7.7.