Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Strong earthquake rocks Brazil-Peru
More serious tremors in
California Mexico in past 24 hours
Plate Tectonics along Pacific Ocean

Below is the story of Peru-Brazil earthquake. For info on California Mexico border quakes, click here.

WASHINGTON (AFP) - – A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Monday near the mountainous border of Brazil and Peru, experts from the US Geographical Survey said.

The temblor, with its center about 127 km (79 miles) east-southeast of Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil, and 328 km (204 miles) east of Pucallpa, in Peru's Andes, struck at 1618 GMT, the USGS said.

Sunday another strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted several regions of Peru including the capital, Lima, with no damage immediately reported, Peru's National Geophysics Institute reported.

That followed another strong temblor in northern Peru early Wednesday. A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit northern Peru early Wednesday morning some 131 kilometers (81 miles) north-northwest of the town of Moyobamba.

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