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18 Aug 2007 description

15 August 2007 an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Chincha, Pisco and Ica y Cañete. These cities are close to each other and approximately 300 kilometres from Lima.

Pisco is the most affected city with 70% of destroyed infrastructure, no basic services and problems with communications. So far there is no information on the damages caused in the rural areas but according to local radio "there are many people from rural areas coming to the cities asking for help".

The government has taken a series of measures to address these problems.

16 Aug 2007 description


Terremoto de 7.9 grados en la escala de Richter, registrado el día miércoles 16 de agosto del 2007 a las 6:41 horas (23:41 GMT). Se habla de dos sismos.

El Epicentro se ubicó en el mar, a una profundidad de 40 kilómetros, a 167 kilómetros al sur de Lima y frente a las costas de la ciudad de Pisco e Ica, donde se registran la mayoría de las victimas.

18 Nov 2005 description

Following is the consensus document approved by the participants, panelists and discussants at "Consultation on Setting Peoples Agenda for Donors Conference on Earthquake Recovery and Rehabilitation". The consultation was held on November 18, 2005 in Islamabad and organized jointly by the Rural Development Policy Institute (RDPI), Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) - South Asia and Duryog Nivaran

01 Jan 2004 description

This resource pack contains guidelines for planning post-disaster management. Its content draws attention to multiple aspects such as:

- What points to consider in rebuilding after a disaster.
- Using hazard, risk & vulnerability assessment, and capacity assessment in planning for rebuilding
- Engaging the community
- Paying attention to women's and gender issues in responding after the Tsunami crisis
- Disability Sensitive Planning for rehabilitation / reconstruction
- Community early warning systems