6.8 Quake Rattles Peru
Quake was centered near Brazil, felt mildly in Lima
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 24, 2011 2:03 PM CDT
Lima, Peru   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The US Geological Survey is reporting a strong, but deep, earthquake in a northern Peruvian jungle region near Brazil. There are no immediate reports of damage or injury in the quake, which was felt mildly in the capital of Lima. The Colorado-based USGS says the quake was centered just north of the jungle city of Pucallpa and struck at 12:46pm local time. The quake occurred 90 miles underground. The deeper the quake, the less it is likely to be felt or to cause destruction.