5.6-magnitude quake jolts southern Peru

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A 5.6-magnitude earthquake Monday jolted Peru's south Andean department of Ayacucho, the state Andina news agency reported.

The temblor hit at 10:14 a.m. local time (1514 GMT), and the epicenter was registered 27 km west of the district Pausa, some 782 km southeast of the capital Lima.

While the epicenter was 107 km deep, according to Peru's Geophysics Institute (IGP), the tremor was also felt in the neighboring department of Ica.

Neither the National Civil Defense Institute (Indeci) nor local authorities have yet reported any victims or material damage.

This is the second quake that hit Peru within 24 hours, as a 4. 4-magnitude quake, centered in Peru's southern department of Arequipa, occurred late Sunday, according to local media.

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