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    The sheer power of the earthquake in Peru apparently caused some BTS fans to wonder whether the tremors could extend into neighbouring Brazil, where the band was performing at the time.

    A powerful 8-magnitude earthquake that struck northern Peru early on 26 May has seemingly managed to rattle not just the real world but social media as well, with fans of famous K-pop boy band Bangtan Boys, or BTS, scrambling to find out whether their favourite performers were okay in the aftermath of the disaster.

    The fans’ worries were stirred by the fact that on 25 May, BTS were holding a concert in Brazil, apparently leading some social media users to wonder if the Peruvian earthquake tremors might've reach there.

    ​Some merely wished well to all the people affected by the earthquake, also mentioning BTS in their prayers.

    ​Earlier this week, another group of celebrities also were affected by the same kind of natural disaster in a different part of the world, when tremors caused by a 5.1-magnitude earthquake in eastern Japan reached the city of Tokyo were Russian figure skating stars Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva were taking part in a rehearsal of the Fantasy On Ice – 2019 show.

    READ MORE: Russian Skating Stars Medvedeva, Zagitova Endure Earthquake in Japan (VIDEO)

    That incident, however, apparently did not alarm the skaters’ fans, with Medvedeva quickly assuaging any possible concerns via cheeky Instagram post.


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