6.2 Earthquake Rattles Peru

An earthquake has hit coastal Peru, shaking buildings in several cities, including in the capital Lima.Officials say about 60 people suffered minor injuries, mainly from being hit with falling objects.

The injuries included broken bones, concussion and cuts caused by falling objects, officials said.None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

The Peruvian Institute of Geophysics put the strength of the quake at 6.2, while US government researchers said the earthquake measured 6.3.

The epicentre of the tremor was 23 kilometres south-east of the town of Ica, the US Geological Survey said, and 39 kilometres deep.