An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale occurred Saturday in the Pacific Ocean waters near the Peruvian capital Lima. No casualties or property losses have been reported so far.

The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean waters, some 49 km southeast of the city of Callao, near Lima, a report released by the Peruvian Geophysics Institute said

Trembles were felt in Lima and Callao during the quake, which happened at 8:06 a.m. local time (1306 GMT), it said.

Earthquakes are common occurrences in Peru as the country is located in the circum-Pacific seismic zone.

A 7.5-magnitude quake hit Ica province on Aug. 17, 2007, leaving some 600 people dead and more than 1,200 injured.

Editor: Bi Mingxin