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No tsunami threat from Peru earthquake

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The 6.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred in northern Peru near the Brazilian border today did not trigger a tsunami that would threaten the islands, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury in the quake, which was felt mildly in the capital of Lima and centered in a jungle region.

The Colorado-based U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered just north of the jungle city of Pucallpa and struck at 12:46 p.m. local time (7:46 a.m. Hawaii time) The quake occurred 90 miles underground. The deeper the quake, the less it is likely to be felt or to cause destruction. 

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