A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the South American country of Peru Friday at 2:54 pm EDT.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake’s epicenter was near the coastal city of Ica in central Peru, 178 miles from the capital city of Lima.
RPP Noticias, a Peruvian news organization, reported that in Ica, people fled to the streets where there was some structural damage due to a previous earthquake in 2007.
The quake was also felt in Cusco, about 400 miles away.
No immediate tsunami warning was issued.
Originally for the Talk Radio News Service.