Thursday, August 16, 2007

Let's Think Of Their Friends and Families...

Strong Quake Kills At Least 17 In Peru
By Leslie Josephs

A powerful earthquake shook Peru's coast near the capital on Wednesday, reportedly killing at least 17 people as it toppled buildings and caused many residents to flee homes. Authorities said the quake had generated a small tsunami but it wasn't destructive.

Peru's highly respected Cable news station Canal N reported that the 7.9 magnitude quake had caused a church to collapse in the city of Ica south of Lima, killing 17 people and injuring 70.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit at 6:40 p.m. (7:40 p.m. EDT) about 90 miles southeast of Lima at a depth of about 25 miles. Four strong aftershocks ranging from magnitudes of 5.4 to 5.9 were felt afterwards.


UPDATE: Powerful 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Over 350 In Peru,2933,293420,00.html


Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Update now says about 115. A real tragedy, especially for the poor. They have no place to go and no way to provide or get elsewhere. Plus their homes are not safe for anything; fire, flood, strong winds, earthquakes, a catastrophe waitting to happen.
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


3:29 AM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

Merry Widow, I share your comments. This is one of the worst earthquakes I have heard of. And the quakes just keep coming.

6:29 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Catfleas-Matthew 24 & 25 say this is to be expected. Increases in earthquakes, famines, pestilences...and other places speak of the loss of natural affections(between parents and children, teachers and students, married couples...)and increased violence, more wickedness. We are seeing all of that, and the vulnerable suffer!


7:22 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I appreciate your prayers on their behalf! Let's all hope the damage was not as bad as feared...

10:01 AM  
Anonymous BOBCAT said...

Yes, and thanks Donal, America's prayers certainly are with them! I'm sure we will help where we can...

10:49 AM  
Anonymous CASSIE said...

Prayers for them. How come the board libbies never leave their best wishes and prayers?

5:39 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Cassie, they don't have any.

11:17 PM  

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