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Powerful 7.5 quake jolts Peru-Brazil border

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Baku, November 25, AZERTAC

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake, initially reported as 6.9, has struck eastern Peru, close to the border with Brazil, said US Geological Survey, according to Russia Today.

The quake was extremely deep, some 600 kilometers below ground level. Besides Peru and Brazil, shaking has also been felt in neighboring Bolivia.

The epicenter of the quake was located in an unpopulated area of the Amazon Basin, 175 kilometers from the closest Peruvian town of Iberia, and some 250 km from the Brazil’s Brasileia and Bolivia’s Cobija.

 

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