Large Earthquake Strikes Peru, Bolivia

A large earthquake has struck near the Peru-Bolivia border. The U.S. Geological Survey has rated the tremor at a preliminary 7.2 magnitude.

The quake struck at a depth of 135 miles, according to the initial survey. The shaking began at 8:02 a.m. EDT Thursday morning, according to the USGS.

The epicenter was located in southern Peru, about 8 miles west-northwest of the town of Azangaro.

La Paz, Bolivia, is located about 200 miles southeast of the epicenter; No damage was immediately reported in the city.

Citing local radio, the Associated Press reported that buildings shook in La Paz during the earthquake, but there were no reports of structural damage or deaths in the city.

No information was immediately available about damage or injuries.


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