Earthquake strikes Peru and Bolivia

September 30, 2009 / 1 Comment

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 has struck southeastern Peru near Bolivias’s capital of La Paz.

Map of Peru Earthquake strikes Peru and Bolivia

Map of Peru

You can see all the seismic details from the US Geological Survey here. And, click here for a map of the area.

Reuters is reporting that the quake was not felt by witnesses in the area, and there are no reports of damages or casualties.

According to NPR, the depth of this particular earthquake could help explain why it wasn’t felt more on the surface.

On Tuesday, there was an earthquake off the coast of American Samoa in the South Pacific. And earlier today there was one near the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Are all three of these quakes related?

Researchers are looking into that possibility.