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16 August, 2007

Peru Quake: Atleast 17 dead, 200 feared injured

The highly respected Cable new station Canal N reported that a church in the city of Ica south of Lima collapsed, killing 17 people and injuring 70. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit about 90 miles southeast of Lima at a depth of about 25 miles.

The quake toppled houses and caused panic in the capital. A short and weaker aftershock followed.

Associated Press reporters said the quake shook Lima for more than a minute and that some homes had collapsed in the city's center.

Source: AP via NYTimes

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