Home > News > World
Monday August 25, 2014 MYT 10:15:17 AM
Monday August 25, 2014 MYT 10:16:18 AM
LIMA (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck southern Peru on Sunday, shaking the capital Lima 300 miles away but triggering no widespread damage or injuries.
The quake hit at 2321 GMT (0021 am BST) at a depth of 36.6 miles (58.9 km), 27 miles (43 km) east-northeast of the town of Tambo in the southern region of Ayacucho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Peru's civil defense institute said there were no reports of damage or injury.
The quake was felt in coastal areas, but local authorities ruled out the possibility of potential tsunamis as the epicenter was far inland.
Several large mines operate in neighboring parts of southern Peru, a top exporter of copper, silver and gold.
A representative for Chinese miner Chinalco said its copper mine Toromocho, in the region of Junin, suffered no damage.
Southern Copper Corp also confirmed that its operations in the regions of Moquegua and Tacna were not affected by the quake.
(Reporting by Mitra Taj and Marco Aquino; Editing by Leslie Adler, Andrea Ricci and Diane Craft)
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes southern Peru
Magnitude 7 earthquake strikes near Peru's southern coast, some injured
Magnitude 7 quake strikes off coast of Peru, some damage reported
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes northwestern Peru
Earthquake of 6.6 magnitude deep in Pacific Ocean south of Fiji - USGS
Hong Kong riot police clear protest site, arrest student leaders
Argentine presidential aspirant Massa says would cut back state controls
Colombia general, other FARC captives may be free Saturday - Santos
Spanish health minister resigns in kickback scandal
Same firm, new house: Mexico leader's conflict-of-interest storm grows
Venezuela to charge opposition leader over alleged plot to kill Maduro
Welcome to Bhutan via Google Street View
US court rejects Motorola Mobility price-fixing appeal
In Between Floors takes dialogue-driven films to the next level
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)