Deadly earthquake strikes Peru; tsunami warning issued

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    (CNN) -- A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the coast of central Peru on Wednesday evening, killing 17 people and leaving 70 hurt, Peruvian media reported.

    <LI class=cnnHiliteHeader>Story Highlights NEW: 17 people killed, 70 injured in quake
    Tsunami warning issued for Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia
    Quake was felt for two minutes; people ran out of office buildings in panic
    Broken windows, power outages reported in Lima, Peru's capital
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