Peru

Peru Earthquake Aug 1991 UNDRO Information Report 1

Format
Situation Report
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Posted
Originally published
UNDRO 91/1204

PERU - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
1 AUGUST 1991

1. AT LEAST 20 EARTH TREMORS ARE REGISTERED DAILY IN AREA OF MACA (AREQUIPA REGION, SOUTHERN PERU) WHERE 11 PEOPLE DIED, 35 WERE INJURED AND 1,500 (75 PERCENT LOCAL POPULATION) HAD THEIR ADOBE HOUSES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED AFTER EARTHQUAKE OF 23 JULY 1991, OF MAGNITUDE 4 TO 5 IN THE RICHTER SCALE.

2. AFFECTED PEOPLE BEING EVACUATED TO OTHER COMMUNITIES BY CIVIL DEFENSE, WHICH DELIVERED TENTS, BLANKETS, FOOD AND MEDICINES. PERUVIAN RED CROSS PERSONNEL BROUGHT TO AREA TENTS, BLANKETS AND FIRST-AID EQUIPMENT.

3. SPANISH GOVERNMENT DONATED 25 LARGE TENTS AND 640 KG OF CLOTHING, FOR A TOTAL VALUE OF USD 55,000.

4. CURRENT ACTIVITY OF NEARBY VOLCANO SABANCAYA UNDER SCRUTINY.

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