Peru: A massive earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck Peru and Brazil border region on Friday, August 24. No casualty and damage have been reported so far. The quake was reported at 4:04 AM at the depth of 378 miles. The epicenter of the quake is reportedly Peruvian village of Inapari and 140 miles west of the Bolivian city of Cobija. Also Read - National Security Advisors of BRICS Nations to Hold Virtual Meeting on Thursday
Nearly a week ago, a massive earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck in the Pacific Ocean near Tonga and Figi. It was reportedly too deep to cause a Tsunami, officials said. No damage was reported and the officials reportedly said that since the earthquake occurred too deep in the ocean, it would hardly have caused any damage.
The earthquake was reported at 5:37 PM PST off the Ndoi Island and struck at a depth of 559.6 kilometres in the Pacific. The earthquake earlier reported was of magnitude 8 but it slowly upgraded to 8.2.
The earthquake of 7.1 magnitude at Peru-Brazil border has been reported a day after the death toll in the devastating Lombok island in Indonesia earthquakes between July 29 and August 19 touched 557 on Friday, authorities said.
Due to the earthquakes, more than 390,000 people remain displaced, while 76,765 buildings were damaged.