Strong Earthquake Hits Northern Peru near Brazil

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The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a strong, but deep, earthquake in a northern Peruvian jungle region near Brazil.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injury in the quake, which was felt mildly in the capital of Lima.

The Colorado-based USGS says the quake was centered just north of the jungle city of Pucallpa and struck at 12:46 p.m. local time (1:46 p.m. EDT).

The quake occurred 90 miles underground. The deeper the quake, the less it is likely to be felt or to cause destruction.

Written and reported by The Associated Press.

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