Thursday, November 26, 2015

Attention! 6.8R in Peru-Brazil Border

The quake struck at 12:45 am (5:45 GMT) at a depth of 375 miles (604 kilometers). It occurred some 81 miles southwest of the town of Tarauaca and 436 miles northeast of Lima, Peru.

The USGS had initially reported the quake's magnitude at 6.4. 

No immediate reports of damage or casualties were reported after the temblor.

Deep South American earthquakes primarily occur in two zones: beneath the Peru-Brazil border, where Thursday's quake hit, and also in an area running from central Bolivia to central Argentina, according to USGS.

MagnitudeMw 6.8
Date time2015-11-26 05:45:18.4 UTC
Location9.23 S ; 71.27 W
Depth608 km
Distances703 km NE of Lima, Peru / pop: 7,737,002 / local time: 00:45:18.4 2015-11-26
339 km NW of Cobija, Bolivia / pop: 26,585 / local time: 01:45:18.4 2015-11-26
131 km SW of Tarauacá, Brazil / pop: 16,526 / local time: 00:45:18.4 2015-11-26
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