Peru earthquake: Powerful 7.5 magnitude quakes rock Ring of Fire

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Peru lies within the Ring of Fire, a seismic hotspot also known as the Pacific Rim, impacting the coastal areas of the countries around the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake is also said to have impacted the areas of Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador. 

The earthquake was felt around 5.52am local time on Sunday, November 28.

The US Geological Survey said the epicentre was at a depth of 131km (approx 81.4 miles).

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