Peru got shook up just after lunch today with a 8.9 mag earthquake just off the coast. A major quake causing damage to buildings and knocked out power. No fatalities are listed at this time but with these things the extent of damage and death toll can take some time. Hoping that there are no deaths.
No tsunami reported. The area is still recovering from a larger 8 mag quake from 2007 so this tremor while not new is unsettling for the residents.
I’m finally getting the USGS notifications on new quakes but I noticed that the notifications come in about an hour and a half after the quake hits. Hoping that gets cut down to minutes from when a quake is detected.
- Magnitude-6.9 quake shakes Peru (msnbc.msn.com)
- Strong earthquake rattles southern Peru (edition.cnn.com)