A magnitude-5.4 quake struck the southern Arequipa

At least four people were killed in an earthquake in Peru’s southern state of Arequipa on 14th August.

The 5.4-magnitude quake struck four miles from the Yanque district in Arequipa’s Caylloma province at 10 p.m. Sunday night.

Arequipa governor Yamilo Osorio told newspapers the death toll had risen to nine by Monday morning. At the time of publish, Peru’s civil defense institute INDECI has confirmed four dead and 52 injured.

Hundreds of homes destroyed or damaged throughout the Caylloma province. The Yanque district suffered three deaths and 30 injured, while 110 homes were destroyed in Ichupampa.

Peru Reporters. Posted by Colin Post on Aug 15, 2016. http://perureports.com/2016/08/15/american-killed-southern-peru-earthquake/