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18 Jun 1998 description

An earthquake which hit some 300 km southeast of La Paz on May 22, is estimated to have killed 85 people and injured some 800. 18,000 people have been affected and about 6,900 of them have been rendered homeless.
ACT has responded with a Rapid Response Payment of $50,000 for food, medicines and kitchen utensils to be distributed in remote villages around the towns of Aiquile, Totora and Mizque.

The distribution will be carried out by the Lutheran Evangelical Church of Bolivia in cooperation with other national churches.

03 Jun 1998 description

Funds Sent To: Iglesia Evangélica Luterana Boliviana

  • Amount Sent USD:..................................................................$ 50,000
  • Date:.....................................................................................3 June 1998
  • Rapid Response Fund Balance is now:......USD: $ 218,168.18
Details of Payment
  • Emergency:.....................................................Earthquake in Bolivia.
  • Date of Emergency:........22 May 1998 at 00.49 hours local time.
Implementing partner:

The request is from Iglesia Evangélica Luterana Bolivia …

29 May 1998 description

On 22 May, a powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale, ravaged two Bolivian communities, leaving at least 85 people dead and more than 200 injured. It was the country's most powerful earthquake this century, and devastated the vulnerable rural populations of Aiquile and Totora, in the central province of Campero. The Bolivian Red Cross and the International Federation have launched an appeal for 240,000 Swiss francs to provide 6,650 people with food, shelter, kitchen utensils, water purification tablets and health care.

28 May 1998 description

A series of powerful earthquakes measuring up to 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the central regions of Bolivia on Friday 22 May. At least 80 people have been killed and more than 100 others are missing and feared buried under rubble and debris. The eipicenter of the earthquake was located in the city of Cochabamba, with serious damages to the cities and outlying regions of Aiquile, Totora and Mizque.

26 May 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Fiscal Year (FY) 1998 - Situation Report

26 May 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

22 May 1998 description

LA PAZ, May 22 (Reuters) - An earthquake that hit Bolivia before dawn on Friday killed at least 18 people in two colonial towns in the center of the country, Interior Minister Guido Nayar said.

Nayar said 100 people were also missing after the quake hit the towns of Aiquile and nearby Totora, 250 miles (400 km) east of La Paz. The quake measured 6.8 on the Richter scale, making it the biggest shallow earthquake this century, experts said.