Massive 7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border

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An natural disaster of magnitude 7.1 in the Richter scale hit the region on August 24 where Peru shares a border with Bolivia and Brazil, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS) report.

USGS said the natural disaster hit shortly after 0900 GMT, about 140 kilometers west of the Peruvian town of Iberia.

The USGS report further added, "This natural disaster occurred within the oceanic lithosphere of the subducted Nazca plate, nearly 1,000 km east of the Peru-Chile Trench".

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No immediate damage was reported, however, social media users said that tremors were felt across the country.

Peru is prone to quakes as it lies in the Ring of Fire, an area in the Pacific Ocean basin where quakes and volcanic eruptions occur frequently.

And its epicentre was at a depth of 379miles, accoridng to USGS data.

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According to reports, the city of Pucallpa experienced two violent shakes.

Two people were killed in January and almost 140 injured when a separate 7.1 magnitude quake hit Peru's Arequipa region.

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