UPDATE 1-Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes southern Peru -U.S. Geological Survey

Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:45pm EDT

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(Updates with Peruvian authorities in 3rd paragraph)

July 16 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck southern Peru on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the quake was located 53 miles (85 km)northwest of Arequipa, Peru, at a depth of about 52 miles (84 km), according to the USGS. Magnitude 6 quakes are capable of causing severe damage.

Peruvian authorities said there were no reports of damage or injuries. (Editing by Stacey Joyce)

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