Peruvian scientists are puzzled by the actual causes of a powerful earthquake in one of distant regions of the country.
Supposedly, the quake was caused by an unidentified bright object. Head of the department of Geophysical Institute Arekipa Armando Minaya confirmed the assumption.
A powerful quake (3,5 on the Richter's scale) has been reported within 1000 kilometers south of Lima on Monday, February 2. Local peasants informed the Institute of a “bright object” collapsing to the ground. Witnesses claim they heard major explosion and noticed smoke.
A team of scientists has been sent to the place of the mysterious crash. Scientists in turn claim that it might have been a gigantic meteorite, since no signs of an earthquake have been reported in the South American country in the past few days.
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