Shallow 6.3 quake rattles Peru

Last updated 14:52 16/03/2014

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A shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake has rattled northern Peru near the coastal city of Piura with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Nelson Penachin of Peru's civil defence agency said it has no reports so far of damage from the quake that struck at 6:51pm Saturday (12.51pm today, NZ time).

The US Geological Service said its epicentre was 10 kilometres underground.

It was the second quake to shake seismically active Peru on Saturday. A 6.1 magnitude temblor centred near the city of Pisco struck at 3:59am (9.59pm yesterday, NZ time) with no damage reported. The city suffered a devastating 2007 quake of 8.0 magnitude that claimed more than 500 lives.

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