Story highlights Aftershocks have rocked Peru following the 7.5-magnitude earthquake that hit on September 20
Both the earthquake and its aftershocks are being blamed for several deaths in Peru
Peru’s President, Martin Vizcarra, has offered support to those affected by the 7.5-magnitude earthquake that hit on Friday.
The earthquake that struck the country’s southern coast on September 20, causing landslides and earthquake-related injuries, has been blamed for several deaths.
In addition to the tremor, nearby tremors — between 5.8 and 5.7 — have also left residents feeling unsettled.
After the earthquake struck, the President of Peru called the event “one of the most serious natural disasters in the country’s history.”
More specifically, an official from the state-run Peru’s Geodynamic Institute attributed the death toll to landslides and three people reportedly being killed in Camaroni, a community situated between Pisco and Ica.
In total, the following cities have been declared as the hardest hit: Pisco, Camaroni, Ica, Pisco, Jimnez, Juliaca, Pisco, Pisco-Maresca, Porto Bolivar, Ica, Juliaca, Pisco-Chapoyito, Ica, Juliaca, Pisco, Alto Molina, Ica, Jimnez, Arayuelo, Catarres, Ica, Jimnez, Arayuelo, Piura, Acari, Ica-Roma, Ica-Arisa, Piura, Jimnez, Arayuelo and Ica-Sagua.
Cracks on Chiquimula’s coastal road only 175 meters from its highest peak. “This active fault zone – which borders Ica and Juliaca – has always been prone to big earthquakes,” the statement from Geoological Institute read.
The hardest hit buildings in the region include residential units, churches, schools and government buildings.
However, local resident Victoria Reyes said she feels lucky.
“I wasn’t worried,” Reyes told CNN. “I thought that God would take care of us and not let it be worse than it was.”
On Saturday morning, Vizcarra visited the area and promised that the government would support the affected individuals.
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