Last Tuesday (7th), a earthquake Detected at 21:55 at magnitude 6.5 on the Richter scale (Brazilian time) a Amazon region of the border between Brazil and Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake occurred in Bursa. acreJust over 100 kilometers from the city of Tarauacá.

According to the warning made by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake was recorded at a depth of 616 kilometers. A replica with size 4.8 The main tremor was recorded at 22:53 at a depth of 603 kilometers.

Although the earthquake is considered an Andean tremor by experts, it is the largest earthquake ever recorded in Brazil. Until then, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake was considered the largest cataloged in the national region—at that time, the tremor struck an area of ​​Mato Grosso in 1955.

From Peru to Brazil

Fortunately, the jolt was very deep and did not damage the areas they passed through. Generally, the most damaging earthquakes are detected between 10 and 20 kilometers below the surface.

according to the information MetSul MeteorologyThe strongest earthquakes that have passed through Acre have occurred in Peru, which is more than 600 kilometers deep. The earthquake effect causes a wave with a wider range but smaller seismic waves at the surface.

Last month, another 7.2 magnitude tremor struck the region between Peru and Bolivia, which was also reflected in Chile, Ecuador and Rio Branco, Acre. On this occasion, the earthquake was recorded at a depth of 212 kilometers from the surface.


Source: Tec Mundo

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