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Large earthquake rumbles through Amazon Basin

Brazil, S.A.
July 21, 2007

Rio de Janeiro - A earthquake with estimated 6.1 magnitude on the Richter scale shook the Amazonian rainforest Saturday in Brazil, but no significant damage was reported.
The epicentre was at an estimated depth of 600 kilometres below the border between the Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas, the Brazilian Seismology Institute spokesman Lucas Vieira de Barros said in Brasilia.


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