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7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Peru-Brazil border

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

world Updated: Aug 25, 2018 07:28 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
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USGS said the quake hit at a depth of 609 kilometers, on Peru’s eastern frontier with Brazil. (Representative image)

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck along Peru’s border with Brazil on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

It said the quake hit at a depth of 609 kilometers, on Peru’s eastern frontier with Brazil.

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

First Published: Aug 24, 2018 16:10 IST