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Earthquake shakes northern Peru

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  • Peru hit by quake with preliminary magnitude of 5.8
  • Quake centered 54 miles west-southwest of Piura, Peru
  • No immediate reports of damage or injuries
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(CNN) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck near the coast of northern Peru on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, which struck at 12:35 p.m. (1:35 p.m. ET), was centered 54 miles (87 km) west-southwest of Piura, Peru, and 423 miles (680 km) south-southwest of the capital city of Quito, the agency said.

It was 9 miles (15 km) deep.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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