Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes southern Peru

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck southern Peru, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the quake was located 53 miles northwest of Arequipa, Peru, at a depth of about 52 miles, according to the USGS. Magnitude 6 quakes are capable of causing severe damage.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.