7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Peru-Brazil border region

Peru Earthquake

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck along Peru’s border with Brazil, the US Geological Survey says. The quake hit at a depth of 609 kilometers (380 miles) shortly after 0900 GMT Friday, about 140 kilometers west of the Peruvian town of Iberia, the USGS added.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre has said there is no current threat of a tsunami affecting Australia.

There was no immediate information on damage or casualties.

In 2001, at least 74 people were killed after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake shook southern Peru and triggered a tsunami, the U.K.’s Express reported.

Earlier this week, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Venezuela Tuesday, the USGS reported.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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