Strong quake shakes southern Peru, but no report of victims

May 25, 2022, 5:41 PM | Updated: May 26, 2022, 7:06 am

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook a remote region of southern Peru on Thursday, sending frightened people running into the streets in nearby Bolivia, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7:02 a.m. (1202 GMT) quake was centered 13. kilometers (8 miles) west-northwest of Azangaro, but was fairly deep — 218 kilometers (135 miles) beneath the surface.

The quake swayed some buildings in La Paz, the capital of neighboring Bolivia, where people fled into the streets. It was also felt in Peruvian cities such as Arequipa, Tacna and Cusco, as well as in northern Chile, but local authorities and radio stations had no reports of damage or victims.

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Strong quake shakes southern Peru, but no report of victims