6.9 Earthquake In Peru
October 29, 2011 by staff
6.9 Earthquake In Peru, An earthquake measuring 6.9 with epicenter of Peru’s central coast earthquake sent panicked people running in the streets on Friday in the cities murderer damaged by an earthquake four years ago. There were no reports of damage, although the directors of hospitals reported at least 20 injured.
People who had lost loved ones and homes in the earthquake before were shaken badly and some broke into tears.
“I felt like that in 2007 he was very strong,” said Felix Sihuas RPP radio. He said he was buried under the rubble for six hours on August 15, 2007 earthquake, which killed 596 people and destroyed much of the city of Pisco.
Friday’s quake was far less violent in Lima, a city of 8.5 million people. The capital shook for about 30 seconds in a series of moderate movements, oscillating.
Followed by several aftershocks with magnitudes up to 5.5, said U.S. Geological Survey.
He said Friday’s quake was centered 31 miles (51 kilometers) south-southwest of Ica, capital of the province of about 200,000 people who have been severely damaged in the earthquake of 2007. It was at a depth of 21.7 miles (35 kilometers).
The directors of two hospitals in Ica, told RPP that 20 people were treated for non life-threatening injuries, including two broken bones.
Administered by the government of Peru’s Geophysics Institute put the quake at 6.7 magnitude and depth set to 19 miles (30 kilometers). The USGS said the murderer 2007 quake was centered 24 miles (39 kilometers) deep.
A seismologist at the institute, Hernando Tavera, told RPP the 2007 earthquake released 33 times more energy than the earthquake on Friday, but this time “the scope much wider.”
“There was no panic, a lot of panic,” said Ruben Vargas, a police officer in Ica, which is flanked by asparagus fields and vineyards that produce wine and pisco liquor.
Vargas said many people were still in the streets about an hour and a half after the 13:54 (18:54 GMT) earthquake. “Little by little, people are calming down, but still outside of their homes,” he said.
In Pisco, the police officer Julio Lopez said people are scared even though the earthquake was not as bad as the 2007 earthquake.
“It was not like last time. It was shorter,” said Jorge Luis Yupanqui, 30, of Pisco. “Some people began to mourn.”
He said he had a big jam in Pisco because, like many others, went home to make sure your family and home were safe.
About 40,000 homes were destroyed in the earthquake of 2007 and the previous government of President Alan Garcia was criticized for the slow pace of reconstruction.
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