6.4 magnitude quake hits devastated Peruvian town

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a 6.4 magnitude has hit the coast of central Peru.

The Survey says the quake happened Monday shortly after midnight local time, 15 kilometers (9 miles) southeast of Ica and 280 kilometers (174 miles) south-southeast of Lima, at a depth of 39 kilometers (24 miles).

Officials said nearly 100 people suffered minor injuries. There were no reports of deaths or major damage.

In 2007, Ica was devastated by an 8.0 earthquake.

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