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Science Alert   25 September 2019   Peru   Machu Picchu  
<p>As beautiful as Machu Picchu is, it's not the easiest place to get to, high up in the Andes with steep drops to the Urubamba River on three sides. Now researchers think they might know why the site was chosen.<br />The secret may lie deep below this iconic ...
Express   01 March 2019   Peru   Azangaro  
<p>A powerful 7.3 magnitude quake hit just 11km from Azangaro, which is located near to the Bolivian boarder. So strong was the tremor that it was also felt in Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. The US Geological Survey (USGS) says that there are no immediate reports ...
AGU Blogosphere   31 January 2017   Peru   Americas  
<p>RT has uploaded a video onto Youtube of a terrifying mudslide in the Arequipa region of Peru, which apparently happened on Friday.</p> <p>The landslide apparently killed three people &ndash; it is not clear whether the victims were in this car or elsewhere ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
USGS   24 November 2015   Peru   SE Peru border  
<p>The November 24, 2015 22:45 UTC M 7.6 earthquake was the first of two similarly sized events near the Peru-Brazil border in southeast Peru. Both earthquakes occurred as the result of normal faulting at a depth of approximately 600 km, almost 1000 kilometers ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
Mongabay   04 August 2015   Peru   Peruvian Amazon  
<p>In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, a global craving for precious metals has changed life for local communities. As prices remain relatively high and it retains its reputation as a safe investment, the true costs of gold extraction ripple through the rainforests ...
Filed under: Mining News
InfoMine   16 April 2015   Peru   Southern Tacna  
<p>Peru has approved Southern Copper's (NYSE:SCCO) $1.2 billion expansion of its Toquepala open-pit mine in southern Tacna, which would allow the miner double the operation's concentrating capacity, El Economista (in Spanish) reports.</p>
Filed under: Mining News