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    At Least Nine People Killed by Earthquake in Southern Peru - Governor

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    At least nine people were killed by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Arequipa in southern Peru, the state's governor said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – She added that the disaster destroyed at least 80 homes in the state of Arequipa.

    "According to the councillor in charge of Yanque [District], there are six dead and three more in Achoma [District]," Yamila Osorio told local RPP broadcaster.

    The earthquake hit the southern Preruvian region of Arequipa at 21:58 local time (02:58 GMT) at a depth of about 6.2 miles, according to the US Geological Survey. The epicenter was 4.3 miles west of the town of Chivay.

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