July 17, 2013 / 2:57 AM / 4 years ago

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes southern Peru

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck southern Peru on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicentre of the quake was located 53 miles (85 km) northwest of Arequipa, Peru, at a depth of about 52 miles (84 km), according to the USGS. Magnitude 6 quakes are capable of causing severe damage.

Peruvian authorities said there were no reports of damage or injuries.

Editing by Stacey Joyce

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