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Earthquake and aftershocks strike Peru in the vicinity of the capital Lima

South America, 1857, zoomable map
04/21/1860 to 04/23/1860
In early morning hours, around 1:35 a.m., a series of earthquakes and aftershocks lasting four days struck Peru's capital city Lima.  A strong shock was felt at midnight on the 21st, then the strongest tremor at 1:40 p.m. the following day.  Lighter aftershocks followed.  Destruction and casualties were limited though many houses and churches were damaged.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Notice of Earthquakes," The American Journal of the Sciences and Arts 40, no. 120 (1865): 366.

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