BREAKING: Magnitude 6.3 Quake Strikes Southern Peru

PERU (WeAreChange) — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern Peru on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake’s epicenter was located 28 miles (45 km) northwest of the town of Juliaca and was relatively shallow being 19.9 miles (32 km) below the Earth’s surface. The USGS originally reported it as a magnitude 6.2.

Mayor Nicolas Quispe said homes made of adobe in the province of Lampa completely collapsed in the quake,

Residents in the city of Juliaca ran into the streets in fear, according to RPP.

Civil defense institute Indeci said the quake had damaged homes and communication lines but said there were no immediate reports of death.

Peru’s geophysical institute measured the quake as a 5.5.

More to follow.

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