Medium earthquake hits central Peru, no damage reported

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 25, 2013 4:12 PM

LIMA (Reuters) - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Peru on Monday, shaking buildings in Lima, the capital, but there was no immediate damage or casualties reported.

The epicenter was 29 kilometers to the north of the town of San Vicente de Canete, south of Lima, and was recorded at a depth of 60 kilometers, the local geophysics institute reported.

Operations were unaffected at the Milpo mine in southern Peru, which produces mainly zinc, a spokeswoman for the mine said.

(Reporting by Teresa Cespedes and Ursula Scollo; Writing by Rosalba O'Brien; Editing by Leslie Adler)