Powerful 7.5 quake jolts Peru-Brazil border

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A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake, initially reported as 6.9, has struck eastern Peru, close to the border with Brazil, according to USGS.

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.

There has been no tsunami risk for Chile and Peru following the quake, according to available data.