5.3 magnitude Earthquake hits Peru, four dead


LIMA:  Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 killed atleast four people in Peru. The people who died includes a US tourist and many others were wounded, officials said on Monday.

The quake late on Sunday knocked down about 50 homes and cut off roads and power in the southern Arequipa region.

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"It was tragic. They got wounded people out as best they could," said John Rivera, a resident of Yanque, a hard-hit rural village of mud huts.

"The electricity has got cut off. We still have water but we don't know what will happen next," he told RPP radio.

Powers utilized a military plane to transport around 7.5 tons of nourishment to meet the essential needs of the more than 1,200 individuals influenced by the debacle.

The common resistance administration said one of the casualties was a 66-year-old American who passed on in an inn in Yanque that was seriously harmed.

Tremors are genuinely normal in Peru however this one hit at a shallow profundity of eight kilometers so harm could be substantial close to the epicenter.

The epicenter was 10 kilometers from the city of Chivay, capital of Caylloma territory, as per the Geophysical Institute of Peru.

A few post-quake tremors struck Monday.

The shake brought about harm all through a territory of Arequipa called the Colca Valley, and a few towns have been cut off.

"We felt an exceptionally solid tremor. It has created pulverization in the entire Colca Valley," the chairman of Caylloma, Romulo Tinta, told RPP.

"We have no correspondence joins between the encompassing towns," he included. "We are requesting substantial hardware to get entrance."

The legislative head of Arequipa, Yamila Osorio, called for sustenance and apparel to be carried to individuals left destitute by the shake.

"We are taking guide to Caylloma and alternate locale influenced by the tremor," Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said in a message on Twitter.

More than 80 homes have been left appalling, however teams can't achieve the epicenter, Osorio said.

"We will need to pronounce a crisis in this zone," said Prime Minister Fernando Zavala.

Among the most noticeably awful hit spots was Yanque, where around 60 percent of the structures in the town – home to about 1,200 occupants – were crushed, said nearby leader Anastasia Suyco.

She said land access to the territory was cut off. "What we most need is to clear the injured," she told RPP.

"There are individuals who have been pulverized by dividers. The structures here are rural."

Parkway police official Leandro Flores advised correspondents work was under approach to clear two noteworthy streets in the Chivay district.

The blocked streets were making it troublesome for salvage groups to achieve the district, Civil Defense boss Alfredo Murgueytio said.

Peru lies on the supposed "Ring of Fire" – a bend of shortcoming lines that circles the Pacific Basin and is inclined to incessant seismic tremors and volcanic emissions.

The last genuine shudder in Peru – with an extent of 7.9 – struck on August 15, 2007. Its epicenter was on the focal coast, only west of the real city of Pisco. It executed 595 individuals.

Two noteworthy 7.6-size seismic tremors jarred eastern Peru close to its fringe with Brazilin November. They were felt over a few South American countries, however no significant harm was accounted for.

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