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5.9-magnitude earthquake hits Peru

world Updated: May 24, 2010 06:58 IST

Seismologists say a 5.9-magnitude earthquake has shaken southern Peru. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The US Geological Survey says the temblor struck at 5:46 pm local time on Monday.

Its epicenter was near the city of Ayacucho, and about 360 kilometre from the capital of Lima.

The USGS measured the depth of the quake at 110 kilometre.

RPP radio says shaking was felt in the regions of Ayacucho, Apurimac, Ica and southern Lima.