7.5 Earthquake Rocks the Peruvian and Brazilian Border

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A 7.5 magnitude (M) earthquake occurred Nov. 24, 2015, at 22:53 UTC. The quake rocked the Peruvian and Brazilian border. The epicenter was in the Parque Nacional Alto Purus at a depth of 593 km. The tremor coördinates were 10.360°S 71.000°W.

The tremor occurred near the following locations: 175 km WNW of Iberia, Peru; 248 km W of Cobija, Bolivia; 250 km W of Brasília, Brazil; 270 km S of Tarauaca, Brazil; and 677 km ENE of Lima, Peru.

Residents from Cusco, Peru, reported various aftershocks, and another stated the room he was in moved slightly. He explained, “There was just an earthquake and I was watching the water in my glass move.”

In Iberia, Peru, a resident reported there were three tremors, all of which felt different in strength. A person in Lima, Peru, stated they were on the ninth floor of a hotel and felt a light shaking.

The Earthquake Report website reported that there are approximately 30,000 people who might have experienced strong tremors in the region – where there is “no adequate earthquake-resistant housing.” Large landslides are expected in the area, which is rainforest. “Due to the location of the epicenter, we expect that it will take many hours before news will come out of the jungle.”

Guardian Liberty Voice will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.

By Cathy Milne


Earthquake Report: Very Strong deep and dangerous earthquake below the Peru-Brazil border region
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