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Earthquake in Colca Canyon: Four dead, over 40 injured

Earthquake in Colca Canyon: Four dead, over 40 injured

UPDATE:  Arequipa governor Yamila Osorio said Monday afternoon that only four people had been killed in the earthquake, and not nine as she had been informed early in the day. Humanitarian aid has been flown to the Colca Valley in Arequipa, where a 5.2 earthquake on Sunday, Aug. 14, killed nine people, including […]

Tremor shakes Lima

Tremor shakes Lima

A medium earthquake registering 5.2º on the Richter scale at 11:45 Wednesday morning, shook Lima and cities north as far as the fishing hub of Chimbote. The epicenter of the tremor was 77 km offshore from Barranca, and 46km deep. The shake lasted 30 seconds, according to the National Geophysical […]

by · April 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature

International Analysis — Shaking from Injection-Induced Earthquakes

Op-Ed by Susan E. Hough — The Mark News — In recent years a consensus in the scientific community has emerged that, while hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) rarely causes earthquakes large enough to be felt, the disposal of waste fluids produced in fracking operations in deep injection wells can, in some […]

Humala Meets with Security Council to Review Quake Alerts

President Ollanta Humala on Thursday said that he would meet with his National Security Council in order to reinforce security in the event of a large earthquake, daily La Republica reported. The decision to review ways to prepare for natural disaster and minimize the damage comes a few days after […]