Earthquake magnitude 6.9 hits Peru


The US Geological Survey stated the quake occurred at a depth of approximately 20 miles. Current indications from the USGS Centroid Moment Solution suggest that this was a subduction event in the collision zone between the Nazca oceanic plate and the South American continental plate. The epicenter was about 180 miles (286 kilometers) south-southeast of the capital Lima. Buildings in the capital shook for about a minute, but no damage has been reported. Isolated power outages and loss of cell ph