Peru earthquake: Magnitude 7.5 quake reported near Barranca

BARRANCA, Peru — A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck northern Peru early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting.

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According to the agency, the quake, which occurred shortly before 6 a.m. EST, was centered about 26 miles north-northwest of Barranca at a depth of 70 miles.

No information about possible damage or injuries was immediately available. Authorities have not issued any tsunami watches or warnings in the region.

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