Brazil An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 on the open Richter scale was recorded on Tuesday in the Amazonian state of Acre (north), near the border with Peru, according to international geological organizations.
According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM), based in France, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred at a depth of 616.2 kilometers and with an epicenter about 111 kilometers from Tarauacá, in the border state of Acre.
The tremor occurred at 8:00 p.m. local time in Acre, 10:00 p.m. according to the time of the capital Brasilia (01:00 GMT on Thursday) and that applies to most of the country.
According to the private MetSul meteorological service, only earthquakes at a depth between 10 and 20 kilometers usually cause surface damage and this Tuesday’s, considered “very deep”, does not seem to have caused such effects.
On May 26, another earthquake of magnitude 7.2 and 212 kilometers deep in the Peruvian region of A lots of near the border with Bolivia, came to feel in Chile, Ecuador in several Bolivian localities -including Peace- and in Rio Branco the regional capital of Acre, in Brazil.
The South American giant does not have mountainous geological systems like the rest of its neighbors, who share the Andes mountains and for having one of the “continuous and tectonically most stable areas on the planet” -according to the Seismological Observatory of the University of Brasilia- it is not common for earthquakes to occur.
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