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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.