Quake Rattles Peru

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News Americas, LIMA, Peru, Thurs. Aug. 25, 2011: A quake measuring a magnitude of 7.0 yesterday shook the jungle city of Pucallpa, Peru’s Geophysical Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The agencies said the quake struck at 12:46 p.m. local time. The quake shook buildings in Pucallpa, while trees swayed, and people headed out into the street.

It was felt mildly in the capital, Lima and in the Brazilian town of Cruzeiro do Sul, about 135 miles northeast of Pucallpa, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.

A 7.9-magnitude temblor in 2007 killed 596 people and largely destroyed the coastal city of Pisco just south of Lima.