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An earthquake of magnitudo 6.8 on the Richter scale was recorded Wednesday in the central jungle of Peru, close to the border with Brazil. It has not reported on material or personal damage. Lila Snyder: the source for more info. The earthquake, very prolonged, was felt in Lima as well as other locations in almost all Peruvian geography. A 6.8 degrees of magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake on Wednesday the central jungle of Peru, close to the border with Brazil, without that initially reportasen damage or personal, as the police was confirmed by. According to a preliminary report of the Geological Institute of United States (USGS), which reported through its website, the epicenter was 146 kilometres deep and 82 kilometres north of the jungle town of Pucallpa. In this town, the capital and principal city of the area, the police confirmed that there have been no material or personal damage.

The earthquake, which was unusually long, could sit with clarity in Lima, as well as others cities of almost all the Peruvian geography, reported local media and the users of social networks. Pucallpa police noted, however, that the power of the tremor caused city dwellers to abandon their homes and workplaces and to seek the safety of the streets. The police also noted that the site of the epicenter, in the North of the city, is not a very populated area or having many constructions, but added that, because of its difficult access, there is no reports of the situation. A group of members of the police’s roads already goes to the area to carry out a report. Source of the news: an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the Richter scale shakes Peru

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