Thursday, August 25, 2011

An earthquake of 7 degrees shook Peru's central jungle

Lima. .- The earthquake of 7 magnitude on the Richter scale shook Peru's central jungle, and felt almost everywhere in the country, no casualties or significant damage, police sources told Efe. According to staff Contamana station, closest to the epicenter, the quake "was strong" but there was no "person or property damage." Police said the area, the central jungle of Peru near the border with Brazil, communications are performed only by air and river, but so far there has been no damage to the villages near the epicenter.

However, this same difficulty in communication could result in the next few hours are known damage or casualties, although local police said it appears that these have not occurred. The earthquake caused, for almost an hour, fixed and mobile phones will not work, further hindering communication, police said.

A few minutes after the mainshock was a replica of 5.2 degrees on the Richter scale.

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