Massive 8.0 Earthquake in Peru

Prayers go out for the families and the emergency workers near Chincha (nearest the epicenter), Ica and northward to Lima the capital of Peru.

The first quake of 8.0 was about 6:30pm 8/15/07 with about fifteen of 5.0 aftershocks overnight, another quake of 6.3 about 11:30p and then another 6.0 quake about 5:30am 8/16/07

The times are approximate and just to quickly note the frequency and severity of these quakes. The USGS Geological Society has an excellent site. The first shows the number of quakes in a list for South America

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/region/S_America_eqs.php

And the second shows the worldwide location of recent quakes during the last 7 days.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/

These pages should reflect the situation of 8/15 and 8/16/07 for a day or so. After that, they may be dynamic and change the dates.

Muchas oraciones por las familias y los médicos en Perú cercano Chincha, Ica y Lima despues los sismos horribles 8.0, 6.3, 6.0 y otros. Las paginas antes tienen lista y mapa con los sismos.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: