Earthquake in Northern Brazil: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook the remote border region of Acre in the Brazilian Amazon at around mid-day yesterday. Telephone lines are down and there are reports of minor damage to houses. As yet, no serious casualties have been reported.

According to data from the U.S. Geological Survey the quake originated in the town of Pucallpa, in a sparsely populated central-eastern region of Peru on the border with Brazil, some . . .

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