Thursday, August 16, 2007

Peru hit by 8.0 earthquake

Peru was hit by an magnitude 8.0 earthquake near the coast of central Peru yesterday. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has a database of all earthquakes and you can read about yesterdays quake online. This page has basic information on the location of the quake as well as maps, summary of the occurrence and links to scientific and technical reports.

You can read more about the quake and its aftermath in the Washington Post article "Powerful Quake Kills at Least 337 in Peru."

Want more information on Peru? Check out the library's country guide.

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