Massive 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Peru as ‘shaking felt by all in the area’

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A massive 6.9 magnitude earthquake has hit Bolivia reportedly about 19 km from Ayaviri, Puno, Peru.

The U.S Tsunami Warning System has said there was no tsunami warning in place.

There are no current reports of damage or casualties, though it is at an early stage.

It reportedly hit at a considerable depth of 212km but this could change in the next few hours as seismologists review their calculations.

Researchers have estimated that the quake was likely "felt by almost everyone in the area" and that it may have caused light to moderate damage.

The strongest earthquake in Bolivia occurred back in 1994 and claimed the lives of five people.

It measured a magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter scale and occurred at a depth of 16km.

It comes after an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale rocked several parts of the UK on Saturday (21 May).

The bulk of the tremors were felt in Scotland were many people reported their homes had been "rattling" in the early hours of the morning.

According to the the British Geological Survey, the quake was felt in Shetland, Aberdeen, Ellon, Stonehaven, Helmsdale, Inverurie, Lairg, Huntly, Banff and Fraserburgh.

The tremor originated off of the coast of north east of Shetland at 5.32am reports the Sun.

The amazing power of the quake jolted many Brits out of bed with some reporting hearing a low rumble.

The power of the natural event was even m,ore frightening when the location of the original tremor is considered.

The epicentre of the quake was about 86 miles west of Norway beneath the earth’s surface in the Norwegian Sea.

Over 70 members of the public reported the quake, which lasted around two minutes according to the United States Geological Survey.

Speaking to the Shetland News, resident Tiffany Rollo described the horrific event which left her house "rattling."

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