9 hurt as quake rattles Peruvian capital

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Peru's capital Lima and surrounding areas Friday, leaving at least nine people injured and some homes damaged, authorities said.

The quake was registered at 5:27 a.m. (1027 GMT), with its epicenter 19 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Lima at a depth of 116 kilometers, according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).

Source(s): AFP

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