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Peru Earthquake(28 images)

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A Three minute, 8.0 magnitude, earthquake struck the the country of Peru near the coastal town of Pisco on the evening of August 15th, 2007 . It left over 500 dead and over 100,000 homeless.
(photos: Hector Emanuel / American Red Cross)
  • People asking for help from relief workers in the town of San Andres
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  • Firefighters and rescue workers search for a body trapped in the ruble. Pisco
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  • Earthquake aftermath, .Pisco Peru.....
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  • As many as 200 people died when this centuries old church collapsed in Pisco
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  • People search thru ruble in town of Pisco
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  • Earthquake aftermath, .Independencia Peru.<br />
People such as this woamn are afraid to sleep in their adobe homes because of the cracked walls due to the earthquake.
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  • Earthquake aftermath.<br />
Police Station<br />
Independencia Peru.....
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  • A family in thew town on Independencia examine their house for damage. The family has been sleeping outside for fear that the crack walls on the adobe house will fall even if another tremor hits.
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  • The Pan American highway after the quake.
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  • Earthquake aftermath. Army units are posted along the roads to protect from looting.Peru.....
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  • Earthquake aftermath,This town was flooded by the ocean and there was also a worry about a possible tsunami.<br />
San Andres Peru.....
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  • A woman goes to a relief station looking for clean water. San Andres, Peru
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  • Coastal town of Paracas is a favorite tourist spot from Peruvians and foreigners alike. It's main hotel and most house are now destroyed and it's residents are living intents outside the town.
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  • Coastal town of Paracas is a favorite tourist spot from Peruvians and foreigners alike. It's main hotel and most house are now destroyed and it's residents are living intents outside the town.
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  • Coastal town of Paracas is a favorite tourist spot from Peruvians and foreigners alike. It's main hotel and most house are now destroyed and it's residents are living intents outside the town.
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  • Coastal town of Paracas is a favorite tourist spot from Peruvians and foreigners alike. It's main hotel and most house are now destroyed and it's residents are living intents outside the town.
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  • Coastal town of Paracas is a favorite tourist spot from Peruvians and foreigners alike. It's main hotel and most house are now destroyed and it's residents are living intents outside the town.
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  • Earthquake aftermath, Peru.....
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  • The small historical town of Caucato was virtually destroyed w/ almost no structures left undamaged. Leaving all it's residents homeless.
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  • The small historical town of Caucato was virtually destroyed w/ almost no structures left undamaged. Leaving all it's residents homeless.
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  • The small historical town of Caucato was virtually destroyed w/ almost no structures left undamaged. Leaving all it's residents homeless.
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  • The small historical town of Caucato was virtually destroyed w/ almost no structures left undamaged. Leaving all it's residents homeless.
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  • The small historical town of Caucato was virtually destroyed w/ almost no structures left undamaged. Leaving all it's residents homeless.
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  • Earthquake aftermath, Peru.....
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  • The debris and ruble from the city of Pisco is being dumped in a giant hole in a field outside the city
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