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article image6.2-magnitude quake injures 2 in Peru: authorities

By AFP     Jun 5, 2017 in Environment

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook northern Peru on Monday, injuring at least two people and damaging at least one home, authorities said.

The quake struck east of the city of Mancora at a depth of 18 kilometers (11 miles), the Peruvian Geophysical Institute said.

"Two people have been reported injured and a home has been damaged" in the northern Tumbes region, the National Civil Defense Institute said on Twitter.

Peru sits on the so-called Ring of Fire, an earthquake-prone zone spanning the Pacific.

Its last major quake was in 2007, when a 7.9-magnitude quake killed 595 people.

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