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Peru Earthquake: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southern Peru

According to the report, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck a remote area of ​​Peru this morning. Associated Press

Important reason: Earthquakes are common in Peru, but the magnitude of an earthquake is rarely dangerously high, with the country’s last earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater occurring in November.

  • Before November last year, there was an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 or more in March 2019. World data..

What they are saying: according to Associated PressThe earthquake rushed into the streets of nearby Bolivian people, but “there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.”

detail: The US Geological Survey The quake reportedly occurred 135 miles deep and centered about 8 miles west-northwest of Azangaro, Peru.

  • La Paz, Bolivia, is located about 200 miles southeast of the epicenter of the earthquake. Weather forecast channel..
  • Peru is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, where “85% of the planet’s seismic activity occurs”, so moderate earthquakes occur on a regular basis. USA Today..

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https://www./u-s-world/2022/5/26/23142936/powerful-7-2-earthquake-slams-southern-peru-la-paz-bolivia Peru Earthquake: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southern Peru

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