Earthquake in Peru 6.0

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 | 1:00 a.m.

No injuries or damage reported until now
An earthquake that Peruvian authorities put at a magnitude of 5.0 has shaken the southern Peruvian city of Tacna. There are no reports of damage or injuries.

The Peruvian Geophysics Institute says the quake struck at 10:06 p.m. (0306 gmt) at a depth of 100 miles (165 kilometers).

The U.S. Geological Survey’s posted an initial magnitude of 6.0 for the Tuesday night quake on its website. It put the location at 81 miles (130 kilometes) northeast of Tacna, a sparsely populated region.

Earthquake LocationPolice spokesman Elvis Arce tells The Associated Press from Tacna that the quake’s shaking caused some panic but no damage or injuries have been reported.