Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Earthquake rocks Peru

LIMA, Feb 10, 2009 (UPI via COMTEX) -- A strong earthquake rocked northern Peru Monday registering a 6.1 on the Richter Scale, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake rocked homes and prompted people to flee buildings. However, despite the strong trembling there were no reports of injury or damage, El Comercio newspaper reported online.
Local geologists said the quake's epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean off the coast from the country's northwestern coastal town of Punta Negra.