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6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Peru-Chile border

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Peru-Chile border
An earthquake measuring 6.0 in magnitude has struck near the Peru-Chile border, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake was measured at a depth of 128.1 km, the survey added.

@wikisismos: PRELIMINAR Magnitud 6.5 Epicentro: Norte de Chile SE DESCARTA TSUNAMI pic.twitter.com/VoIrSz9UwI#Tacna#Temblor

— Lo_que_ESOS_Informan (@YoDesinformo) March 23, 2015

Tremors were felt 105km from the city of Tacna, a commercially active city in southern Peru, with a population of nearly 250,000 people. The quake was also detected 33km southeast from the small city of Putre and 99km east of the larger city of Arica in Chile.

Fuerte el sismo de 6,4 y esperando la réplica desde hda de arica pic.twitter.com/bCMQ8ijLW9

— Marcos Quezada (@marco_pablo_1) March 23, 2015

According to Chilean National Seismological Centre, the quake was measured at 6.3 on the Richter scale, as cited by the local 24 Horas TV Channel.

National Office of Emergency of the Interior Ministry said that the characteristics of the earthquake do not meet the conditions necessary to generate a tsunami.

In 2014, Chile was rocked by multiple earthquakes that resulted in six deaths. Almost a million people were displaced due to tsunami warnings.

READ MORE: Chile earthquakes 2014 LIVE UPDATES

In 2007, Peru was hit by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake which killed 519 people and left 1,366 injured. A tsunami warning was issued for Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and even Hawaii.