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Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits southern Peru

Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits southern Peru
. (Los Angeles Times)

The U.S. Geological Survey reported early Friday that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck southern Peru.

The temblor's epicenter was 16 miles north-northeast of Azangaro and it had a depth of around 160 miles, the USGS said.

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The earthquake struck at 3:50 a.m. local time.

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