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6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Peru, 43 injured

Christian Fernsby |
At least 43 people were injured when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit northern Peru on Friday, according to authorities.

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Authorities did not report any tsunami warnings following the quake, but of the injured, three had serious injuries, according to initial reports.

The National Seismological Center of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) said the epicenter, which occurred at a depth of 36 kilometers (22 miles), was 12 kilometers (7 miles) west of the city of Sullana in the north.

Peru, one of the countries with the highest seismic activity in the world, is located in the Pacific seismic belt, also known as the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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