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Deep magnitude 7.1 quake strikes Peru

Powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes the Peru-Brazil border

  • The quake hit nearly 155 miles (250km) northwest of Puerto Maldonado in Peru 
  • There were no immediate reports of damage, but tremors were felt across Peru 
  • No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center 

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck along Peru’s border with Brazil on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

The earthquake was recorded at 4.04am local time at a depth of 609 kilometers (378 miles) on Peru’s eastern frontier with Brazil.

The earthquake struck about 140km west of the Peruvian town of Iberia, the USGS said.

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck along Peru’s border with Brazil on Friday

There were no immediate reports of damage, although social media users said tremors had been felt across the country and as far away as Arica in northern Chile.

The epicenter was 135km (83 miles) west of the Peruvian village of Inapari, and 226 km (140 miles) west of the Bolivian city of Cobija.  

Two strong shocks struck Pucallpa, a Peruvian town northwest of the epicentre, according to Twitter postings by several residents.

No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. 

Chile’s fire service said on Twitter that the quake did not have the potential to generate one off the Chilean coast.

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