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Magnitude-8.0 quake hits Peru, disrupts oil operations

Posted On: May. 27, 2019 6:08 AM CST

Peruvian authorities said that an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck the country's northeastern Loreto region in the Amazon rainforests on May 26, damaging homes and roads and disrupting some oil operations, Reuters reported. Petroleos del Peru-Petroperu S.A. said that the quake created a "minor" leak in a pipe at its Talara refinery and forced the oil company to suspend pumping at its facility in Loreto.

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