7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border: USGS

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru’s border with Brazil on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but national authorities said there were no initial reports of casualties or damage in the sparsely populated region.
“So far no damage or victims have been reported and monitoring continues,” said Peru’s National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI).
The US agency said the quake hit at a depth of 609 kilometers (380 miles) on Peru’s eastern frontier with Brazil.
Jorge Chavez,

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