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Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Strikes Eastern Peru

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the Peru-Brazil border region shortly before 6 p.m. local time Tuesday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The temblor was initially recorded as a 6.9.

The quake occurred 107 miles west-northwest of Iberia, Peru, and 423 miles east-northeast of the capital of Lima.

There is no threat of tsunami because the earthquake was too deep, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

There was no immediate word of damage or injuries, but Reuters reported that the quake occurred in a sparsely populated jungle region and was unlikely to cause major damage.

The weather across Eastern Peru is currently very warm and humid, said AccuWeather Meteorologist Randy Adkins. It will remain dry and sunny into Wednesday, he added.