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24 Aug 2018 | 09:55 AM UTC

Peru-Brazil-Bolivia: 7.1-magnitude earthquake in border region August 24

Bolivia News Alert

7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Peru (near Brazilian and Bolivian borders) at 04:00 August 24

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/24/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/24/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Peru, Brazil, Bolivia


An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter scale struck the Brazilian-Peruvian-Bolivian border area early on Friday, August 24. The epicenter was located in Peru in a remote area of Alto Purús National Park. The quake struck shortly after 04:00 (Peruvian time). It is currently unclear if the shaking has resulted in any damages or casualties. According to one analyst, significant damage is unlikely to the significant depth of the earthquake: 625 km (390 mi).

Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the above area are advised to monitor the situation and adhere to any advice or instructions issued by the local authorities.


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