A freaking earthquake

August 15, 2007 — 1 Comment

Dude, just about 1hr after the earthquake hit Lima.

I was sitting in front of my computer, and all my screen started shaking like hell. I thought for a second that would be just it, but it didn’t, so I opened the door. My mother was coming for me, and things started shaking even harder. It was horrible.

Reports say that it was 7.5 and some other said there have been two… one of 7.5 and another of 7.7 – let me tell you, it’s the first time I feel one like this. Never in my life I have seen things shaking like it did.

There has been already a Tsunami warning, hopefully it’ll never make it in here.

More updates later…


La Molina’s got a few electric failures, rocks are falling down Costa Verde, broken glasses and windows in Miraflores…water has been shaky in Chorrillos. And reporters are being really shaky.

The tsunami should be around here at the earliest 2am… if it ever comes. Watch out.


peru map earthquake

Buildings in Chincha have collapsed, including a wall in a prison there. The province of Ica has suffered the death of a few dozen people, as well as people robbing places. In Callao, some buildings have collapsed as well, but at least the tsunami warning has been canceled, so some are already returning to their homes.

There has been already a few aftershocks already, at least some movements every 20 or 15min. almost not noticeable. In Lima, the phone lines have been failing, but internet connection seems more than fine.


the earthquake time

This is the time when the earthquake hit, and the last song my player played… California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and the Papas.

One response to A freaking earthquake

  1. Loca I’ve just read about el terremoto. Swedish newspapers are writting that Ica is demolished. I hope you are all right loca and that our house hasn’t suffered no great damage!

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