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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)
  • After the earthquake the town of San Andres was flooded by ocean waters -- there were also fears of a tsunami.
  • In the small town of Pachinga people wait for health care from a Peruvian red Cross mobile medical unit.
  • Even a week after the earthquake planes and highways are crowded with people trying to leave the area. This military flight is transporting the displaced, sick, relief workers and the dead.