Peru-Brazil Boarder Earthquake By: Ben Hawkins

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On November 24, 2105, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit in the Peru-Brazil border region. Over the past century, 91 earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or more have occurred at depths greater than 300 km globally, and 13 of these were located in the same region as the November 24, 2015 events. The largest nearby event at these depths was the aforementioned a magnitude 8.2 Bolivian earthquake. The most recent large event in the immediate vicinity of the November 24, 2015 events was a magnitude 7 earthquake in October 1990, 15 km (9.3 miles) to the southeast.

These are just some of the examples of earthquakes in this vicinity over the past centuy (Tw. "Two Powerful M7.6 Earthquakes Hit Peru-Brazil Border Region." The Watchers - Daily News Service | Watchers.NEWS. N.p., 24 Nov. 2015. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.)

This earthquake was located in an area that had approximately 7,000 people living with in a 70 mile radius, and because of this, there was little to no damage at all. The only major city near the earthquake was Abujao and Iberia.

Longitude and Latitude of Earthquake and How The Earthquake Was Felt Around The Two Countries (Tw. "Two Powerful M7.6 Earthquakes Hit Peru-Brazil Border Region." The Watchers - Daily News Service | Watchers.NEWS. N.p., 24 Nov. 2015. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.)

According to USGS, only 1,173 people felt this earthquake. The majority of the people that felt the earthquake described it as very weak

(Tw. "Two Powerful M7.6 Earthquakes Hit Peru-Brazil Border Region." The Watchers - Daily News Service | Watchers.NEWS. N.p., 24 Nov. 2015. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.)

Landforms & Weather

NOTE: MOST OF THIS INFO CAME FROM PERU AS A COUNTRY NOT THE BORDER OF BRAZIL AND PERU BECAUSE THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF INFO ON THAT AREA. ALSO, I FOCUSED MORE ON PERU BECAUSE THE EARTHQUAKE WAS ACTUALLY IN PERU:

The elevation of the Peru-Brazil boarder is 961 ft. On the coast of Peru, the elevation is 5,080 ft.

"UN Climate Forest Conservation Spawns ‘Carbon Piracy’ in Peru." ENS. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.
("Ocean in Peru." Zastavki.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.)

Some major landforms in Peru include, The Amazon River, Lake Titicaca, Part of the Andes Mountains (which have many glaicers), Sechura Desert, and The Atacam desert. The average tempeture in Peru is 74℉, this is 13℉ higher than the Earth's average.

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General Info

Because this earthquake occurred in an area without a specific tectonic plate near it, It is hard to say how far the plates move each year. This earthquake happened on the border of two countries, that eans that the earthquake occured on a convergent boundry. Also, with this specific earthquake, the P waves traveled at a speed of 7 km/s while the S waves traveled at a speed of 3 km/s

Population , History & Damage

  • The current polulation of Peru is 31,376.67 people
  • Peru was once part of the strong and powerful Inca Empire
  • Peru was conquered in 1531
  • They finally claimed their independence on July 28, 1821
  • This earthquake did not affect any cities, but it was felt in Iberia and Abujao
  • Most of Peru is in poverty
  • The major cities in Peru are Urban Professional
  • Peru often suffers from many small earthquakes each year because of where the country is located, but the are due for a few big earthquakes in the future
  • This earthquake cause a total of $0 in damage and caused 0 fatalities, but it was a significant earthquake and it could have devastated almost every city in Peru. It is good that we were able to study and learn about this earthquake to learn about just how powerful earthquakes like this are.

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