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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru, no tsunami warning issued

A “major” earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck northern Peru. The tremor occurred in a very sparsely populated region of the Amazon rainforest, some 45 kilometres northwest of the city of Barranca, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. While it was extremely strong, at a depth around 110km it was also relatively deep underground […]

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Thousands of baby river turtles native to Amazon rainforest released into Peruvian river

Some 3,000 river baby river turtles native to the Amazon rainforest were released into a Peruvian river after hatching from eggs kept on artificial beaches as part of a conservation effort. The river turtles are considered “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and have for many years been killed for human consumption, or […]

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Asteroid that killed dinosaurs gave birth to the Amazon rainforest

The asteroid that is believed to have killed dinosaurs gave birth to our planet’s tropical rainforests, study suggests. Researchers used fossil pollen and leaves from Colombia to investigate how the impact changed South American tropical forests, including the Amazon rainforest. After the 12km-wide space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago, the type of vegetation […]