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By Newsfeed/Bloomberg

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck northern Peru early Sunday, prompting officials to activate emergency protocols.

The quake hit at 2:41 AM local time, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. It was so strong it was felt through most of the country, and even sent vibrations as far as Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil.

Some reported feeling heavy shaking as far as 600 miles away from the . . .

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