Quake shakes Peru capital Lima

Other News Materials 2 November 2008 03:40 (UTC +04:00)

A quake off Peru's coast shook the capital Lima on Saturday, the state geophysics institute said, but emergency services said there were no reports of damage, Reuters reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said it was a 4.5 magnitude quake. Peru state Geophysics Institute put the quake at 4.3.

"The epicenter was 27 miles (43 km) southwest of the port of Callao" outside Lima, said Hernando Tavera, director of the Peruvian institute, which monitors earthquakes.

"The quake was most perceptible in the capital, mainly those buildings with more than three floors," he added.