Moderate quake rattles Lima, Peru


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Martin Bernetti

An earthquake shook Lima, Peru, on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but officials last week said Lima has 92 disaster-prone areas should the city experience a strong enough quake, reported Peru This Week, citing Peru’s Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute. 

Peru said the magnitude was just over 5.0, but the US Geological Survey registered it at 4.6 and said it originated some 20 miles west of the capital. 

This is the second earthquake to hit Peru in as many days. 

No additional information was immediately available.