(Reuters) - Two strong earthquakes registering a magnitude of 5.9 struck an area near the Peru-Chile border on Monday, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The USGS said the first tremor occurred at (06.00 a.m. EDT) in Peru, 32 miles west-south-west of the town of Moquegua at a depth of 39.8 miles.
Seconds later, a quake also measuring 5.9 struck over the border in Chile -- 45 miles east-south-east of the Peruvian town of Tacma. That tremor was recorded at a depth of 13.9 miles and was initially recorded at a magnitude of 6.0.
(Reuters Asia Desk, Singapore +65 6870 3815)