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Peru Earthquake

Yesterday afternoon at 6:40 pm local time, Perú experienced a devastating earthquake. According to the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio:

Al menos 437 muertos y 80 mil damnificados dejó el terremoto

Así lo dijo el director regional de Operaciones del Indeci, Arístides Mussio, tras el sismo de 7,9 grados Richter que remeció el país el miércoles. Las ciudades más afectadas son Ica, Pisco y Chincha. El Gobierno declaró 3 días de duelo nacional.



Earthquake left at least 437 dead and 80,000 injured

As stated by the regional director of the Indeci Operations, Aristides Mussio, after a 7.9 degree earthquake that rocked the country on Wednesday. The cities most affected were Ica, Pisco and Chincha. The government has declared 3 days of national mourning.

If you would like to help the people in need in Perú, you can donate funds to organizations such as Oxfam, or Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders). Or else please see Charity Navigator for a list of reputable charities where you can help Peruvians in need.

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