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Peru : Earthquake : 2007/08/16

GLIDE:  EQ-2007-000133-PER

Duration 2007/08/16
Country or District Peru
Name Earthquake
Outline A massive earthquake (magnitude 7.9) hit Peru on 15 August and officials said at least 48 people were killed in the rubble of collapsed homes and a church as rescuers searched for victims early on 16 August.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No.2- 2007/08/16
510 dead, 1,000 wounded
16,669 houses destroyed

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OCHA ReliefWeb
On 15 September, Peruvians mourned the earthquake that hit the central coast area one month earlier and killed 519 people.

OCHA Situation Report No.2- 2007/08/16
At 6:34 PM local time on 15 August, an earthquake of 7.9 degrees in the Richter scale struck in the Department of Ica, Peru. So far national and local authorities have confirmed: 510 dead, 1000 wounded, and 16,669 houses destroyed.

Reuters AlertNet 2007/08/17
Peru earthquake kills 450:

NHK News as of 19:32 on 2007/08/16 (Japanese)
Tsunami Warning will be issued for the Pacific coastal areas of Japan

BBC News 2007/08/16
A powerful 7.9 earthquake has hit the coast of Peru, killing at least 337 people and injuring hundreds, Peru's civil defence institute has said.

USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
An earthquake occurred NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU, about 45 km (25 miles) west-northwest of Chincha Alta or about 145 km (90 miles) south-southeast of Lima at 5:40 PM MDT, Aug 15, 2007 (6:40 PM local time in Peru).

Reuters AlertNet 2007/08/16
PERU EARTHQUAKE KILLS MORE THAN 330 PEOPLE

Reuters AlertNet 2007/08/16
PERU EARTHQUAKE KILLS AT LEAST 115 PEOPLE - STATE TV:

Reuters AlertNet 2007/08/16
Powerful earthquake hits Peru, at least 48 killed:

Geographycal Data Information

GDACS 2007/08/17
Red Earthquake and Tsunami Alert in Peru

OCHA ReliefWeb 2007/08/16
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International Charter 2007/08/06
Earthquake in Peru