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Magnitude 8 Earthquake Hits Northern Peru

LIMA, Peru: A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 has struck in north-central Peru.

According to details, the quake, at a moderate depth of 114 kilometres, struck at 2.41am (local time – 7.41pm NZ), 80km southeast of the village of Lagunas and 158km east-northeast of the larger town of Yurimaguas.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no tsunami threat from the quake.