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. (Read more Peru stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.