Lima, Peru.- AAt least one person was killed and eight others were injured in a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Lima department on Thursday.Official sources gave this information on Friday.
“Overall they are Eight injured and one person aged 84 (years) deceasedwho suffered a cardiac arrest during transfer to an ambulance”, Miguel Yamasaki, director of preparation for the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDEC), said in a statement to the RPP station.
the officer said that vibrationWhich originated on Thursday afternoon in the city of Chilka, at a depth of 49 km from the surface, affected four homes, two of them in the capital, another in the neighboring province of Callao and another in the city of Huaral.
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“In addition, there are three affected institutions: one in Callao, one in Villa María del Triumfo (Lima) and a health facility in Lurin, the perimeter walls that have given way,” he said.
According to what was reported a day earlier by Rolando Capucho, the coordinator of the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN), Injured There are a 16-year-old girl and three 4-year-old boys, one of whom fell from the third floor of his house.
In Huaral, a family over the age of 50 who lived inside an adobe house that collapsed during earthquake,
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Also on Thursday it was reported that the Costa Verde, a ring road that runs parallel to the sea LimaThe drains protecting it suffered landslides, which sometimes closed the road.
Peru is located in an area called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where about 85% of the world’s seismic activity is recorded.
At least one killed and 8 injured in earthquake in Peru’s Lima