An earthquake occurred in the Amazon region 89 kilometers to the West of the city of Tarauacá, in a depth of 575 km with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale, the earthquake Observatory of the University of Brasilia said.

According to initial Reports no casualties or damage were recorded. The depth of the Erdbebenherds weakened the effects at the surface, however, had the earthquake waves to far in the Peruvian Department of Ucayali advance, as the station RPP reported. (SDA/szm)