• North-central Peru rattled by 8.0 earthquake

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    An earthquake with a preliminary measurement of 8.0 on the Richter scale hit north-central Peru early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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    The earthquake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered approximately 50 miles southeast of the village of Lagunas and about 100 miles east-northeast of Yurimaguas, according to The Associated Press.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties or of major damage, the AP reported. The Peruvian government’s emergency department tweeted it registered a magnitude of 7.2 for the quake.

    Power was lost in several Peruvian cities, according to the AP.

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