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5.4M pre-dawn earthquake shakes Lima, Peru's central coast
The location of today's quake (El Comercio)
By Nick Rosen
August 7, 2012
Residents of Lima, Cañete, Ica and other locations on Peru's coast were awoken by a 5.4M earthquake at 5:30 a.m. this morning.
According to the Geophysical Institute of Peru, the quake was centered some 83 kilometers south-east of San Vicente de Cañete, at a depth of 46 kilometers. It had a stated Mercalli intensity of II in Lima, which means that it was felt only by some residents, most likely those indoors and on one of the top floors of a building.
There have been no reports of material damage or injuries.
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Total coments: 1
Commented By: Martin
On: August 7, 2012. 9:06 am
Well described. I live near San Bartolo, on the 6th floor/top floor of the building. I could feel my bed shake. There were foreshocks and a slight aftershock. No visible damage.
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