USGS Reports 7.1-Magnitude Quake on Peru/Brazil Border

Lima, Peru, An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1-magnitude struck eastern Peru, close to its borders with Brazil and Bolivia, early Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was recorded at 4:04 a.m. at a depth of 609 kilometers (378 miles). The epicenter was 135 kilometers (83 miles) west of the Peruvian village of Inapari, and 226 kilometers (140 miles) west of the Bolivian city of Cobija.

The Geophysics Institute of Peru put the magnitude of the quake at 7.0, AP reported.

Source: Saudi Press Agency