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6.0 earthquake strikes northern Peru, felt throughout region

AP  |  Lima 

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck an Amazonian region of northern Peru. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though the quake could be felt strongly as far away as Colombia and Ecuador.

The US Geological Survey reports the tremor occurred early afternoon today in a sparsely populated area 263 kilometers northeast of the Peruvian city of Iquitos.

In Ecuador's capital city of Quito people fled buildings and congregated in plazas after feeling the quake.

The earthquake comes days after Ecuador commemorated the first anniversary of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that left nearly 700 dead.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 00:48 IST