6.3 Quake Shakes Peru

60 reported injured, but none seriously
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2012 3:24 AM CST
6.3 Quake Shakes Peru
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the southwest of Peru early this morning. About 60 people were reported injured, none seriously.   (sheamuus)

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the southwest coast of Peru early this morning, reports the BBC. At least 60 people were reported injured, but none seriously. "The majority are suffering trauma and cuts," said the manager of a local hospital. There were no immediate reports of major damage. The same part of Peru was hit by a 7.9-magnitude quake in 2007 that killed more than 500 people and left thousands homeless. (More Peru stories.)

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