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

(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. (Read more Peru stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.