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Massive landslide in Achoma creates natural dam along Colca River, Peru

NASA's Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured the destruction from a landslide in Achoma, Peru, around mid-June, which not only destroyed properties but also created a natural dam along the Colca River. In the early hours of June 18, a hillside in...

July 03, 2020

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M6.0 earthquake hits southern Peru at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit southern Peru at 05:09 UTC (00:09 LT) on May 31, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 153.4 km (95 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 148 km (92 miles). The epicenter was located 33 km (20 miles)...

May 31, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Peru

A bright fireball exploded over Peru at around 01:00 UTC on April 16, 2020 (20:00 LT on April 15). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received two reports from witnesses in the Callao Region and Ica. According to local media, dozens of witnesses in Lima and Ica...

April 16, 2020

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Hundreds of properties damaged or destroyed as floods and landslides hit Huanuco, Peru

Heavy rains since March 28, 2020, have been hitting the department of Huanuco in central Peru, leading to flooding and landslides. The severe weather disrupted lives in the area, partially or totally damaging hundreds of properties. According to the country's...

April 01, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger damaging mudslides and floods in Arequipa, Peru

Days of heavy rains triggered destructive floods and landslides in southern Peru's Arequipa department, leaving at least 100 homes damaged. One of the worst affected areas is the city of Arequipa. Heavy rains started affecting the region on March 13, causing...

March 20, 2020

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Massive glacier collapse and catastrophic mudflow near Machu Picchu, Peru

A massive glacier collapse took place near Machu Picchu (Cusco Region, Urubamba Province) on February 23, 2020, resulting in a catastrophic debris flow that claimed the lives of at least four people and left 13 others missing. Diario Correo reported that the event...

February 27, 2020

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Violent mudflows and raging flash floods hit southern Peru

Non-stop intense downpour has triggered violent mudflows and raging flash floods across Peru's southern region, bringing the death toll to nine as of Monday, February 24, 2020. Red warnings for heavy rains, thunderstorms, and strong winds were issued for central...

February 24, 2020

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At least 3 dead as heavy rains continue to batter Peru, around 300 homes damaged in flash floods and landslides

At least three people were confirmed dead in Peru on February 18, 2020, as heavy downpour continues to strike the country. About 300 homes were also damaged in flash floods and landslides sparked by the torrential rains. Two of the fatalities were reported in Sandia...

February 18, 2020

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Lahars reported at Ubinas and Huaynaputina volcanoes, Peru

Lahars were recorded at Peru's Ubinas and Huaynaputina volcanoes on February 11, 2020. Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) is urging residents and tourists to stay away. IGP said the seismic station at Ubinas recorded internal tremors associated with the lahar...

February 12, 2020

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Flash floods and landslides wreak havoc in Peru

Heavy rains triggered several floods and landslides in Peru on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, particularly affecting the departments of Arequipa and Huanuco. As a result, houses were left damaged and many roads had to be closed. Authorities said damage assessments...

January 24, 2020

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Huanuco and San Martin, Peru

Heavy rain since December 6, 2019, has led to landslides and severe flooding that affected portions of Huanuco and San Martin regions in Peru. Reports confirmed total and partial damages to homes, schools, roads, and bridges, as well as dozens of fatalities. In the...

December 13, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake near the coast of Arica, Chile

A shallow earthquake registered by the CSN Chile as M6.0 hit near the coast of Arica at 08:46 UTC (05:46 local time) on December 3, 2019, at a depth of 44 (27 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 32 km (20 miles); EMSC M6.0 at a depth of 45 km (28...

December 03, 2019

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Eruption at Sabancaya volcano ejects ash up to 9.4 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Peru

The latest report from the Instituto Geofísico del Perú​ (IGP) indicates volcanic ash is rising 9.4 km (31 000 feet) above sea level and moving SW, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported 20:10 UTC on August 5, 2019. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to...

August 05, 2019

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Ubinas volcano: Strong volcanic ash pulse to 9.4 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Peru

A strong explosion took place at Ubinas volcano, Peru at around 04:34 UTC on July 23, 2019 (23:34 LT, July 22). The explosion ejected incandescent material on the slopes of the volcano. Volcanic ash rose to a height of about 9.3 km (31 000 feet) above sea level,...

July 23, 2019

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State of emergency after powerful eruption at Ubinas volcano, 10 000 people affected, Peru

The Government of Peru has declared a state of emergency for 12 districts located in four provinces of the regions of Moquegua, Arequipa, and Tacna on July 20 after violent eruptions started at Ubinas volcano early July 19, 2019. The emergency measure will be in...

July 21, 2019

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Violent explosive activity at Ubinas volcano, ash to 12.1 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Peru

Violent explosive volcanic activity started at Peru's Ubinas volcano around 07:35 UTC (02:35 local time) on July 19, 2019. The Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) recommended raising the alert level from Yellow to Orange. New information provided by webcam and...

July 19, 2019

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Strong puffs at Sabancaya volcano, volcanic ash to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Peru

Strong puffs are taking place at Sabancaya volcano, Peru since 14:10 UTC on July 2, 2019, with ash emissions rising up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) above sea level. The eruptions continued into July 3, with continuous emission detected in satellite imagery rising up to...

July 03, 2019

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New eruptive phase starts at Ubinas volcano, alert level raised, Peru

A new eruptive phase started at Ubinas volcano, Peru on June 24, 2019, following a seismic swarm detected since June 21. This is the first activity at the volcano since March 2017. Ash emissions mixed with gases and water vapor began at 12:18 UTC (07:18 LT), rising...

June 25, 2019

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Powerful 8.0 earthquake hits northern Peru

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M8.0 hit northern Peru at 07:11 UTC (02:41 LT) on May 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 109.9 km (68.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M8.0 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). This earthquake can have a high...

May 26, 2019

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New round of heavy rain and deadly floods, Peru

A new round of heavy rain has been affecting several regions of Peru over the past couple of days, causing floods and mudslides that resulted in fatalities and damage across the country. A state of emergency has been declared in the province of Chanchamayo, in the...

April 03, 2019

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Strong M7.0 earthquake hits southern Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit southern Peru at 08:50 UTC on March 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 257.4 km (159.9 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on...

March 01, 2019

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At least 10 people killed, 1 800 injured as heavy rain, floods and landslides hit Peru

Recent heavy rains and landslides claimed lives of at least 10 people and injured 1 800 across southern Peru, the country's President Martin Vizcarra said Monday, February 11, 2019. States of emergency were declared in a number of provinces. According to the...

February 12, 2019

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Largest lahar in 5 years at Ubinas volcano, Peru

A damaging lahar was produced by heavy rain falling over Ubinas volcano on February 6, 2019. The first signal was recorded at 15:10 local time in the region of Moquegua. This is the third lahar so far in 2019 and the largest since 2014, Ingemmet volcanologist...

February 08, 2019

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Massive flash floods hit Atacama desert, Chile

Heavy showers on high altitudes in northern Chile have caused dry river beds to become rushing torrents of water over the past couple of days. Major floods across the desert region of Atacama and continued through February 8. The flooding has left one dead, one...

February 08, 2019

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Very strong and deep M7.1 earthquake hits Peru-Brazil border region

A very strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS ad M7.1 hit Peru-Brazil border region at 09:04 UTC (04:04 local time) on August 24, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 609.5 km (378.7 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw7.0 at a depth of 651 km (404.5 miles)....

August 24, 2018

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Cold wave hits Peru, claiming lives of over 600 people

According to Chile's Ministry of Health (Minsa), 604 people have died of pneumonia by June 20, 2018, due to low temperatures. The number includes more than 400 older adults and 72 children under the age of 5. Since winter season is just beginning, low...

June 21, 2018

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State of emergency after landslide destroys over 100 homes, Peru

The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency for the district of Llusco in the department of Cusco last week after a massive slow-moving landslide destroyed over 100 homes and other structures. There are no reports of injuries and IGP said such events are...

March 09, 2018

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Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 (downgraded from M7.3) hit near the coast of central Peru at 09:18 UTC (04:18 local time) on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.3 km (22.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth...

January 14, 2018

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Deadly M5.6 earthquake hits the coast of southern Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.6 hit the coast of southern Peru at 21:45 UTC (16:45 local time) on Friday, August 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 49.7 km (30.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.6 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). At least...

August 12, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Peru

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Arequipa, Peru at 02:05 UTC on July 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 44.1 km (27.4 miles). This quake occurred 151 minutes after a major M7.7 earthquake near Kamchatka...

July 18, 2017

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Severe dengue and zika outbreak in flood-stricken Peru

Peru’s National Civil Defence Institute (INDECI) reports a severe dengue and zika outbreak in the country, following devastating floods and landslides in February 2017. As of July 5, the Institute reports 20 390 confirmed dengue cases, 46 297 unconfirmed, 56...

July 08, 2017

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1.3 million people affected in flood-ravaged Peru, dengue cases growing

Nearly 1.3 million people in Peru remain severely affected or affected throughout the country as a result of the extreme rainfall and country's most devastating floods in decades. Of these, more than 400 000 are children and adolescents. At the same time, total...

May 15, 2017

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More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America

Heavy rainfall unleashed by sea temperature changes has caused heavy rainfall throughout Peru, Colombia and Ecuador in the first quarter of 2016, affecting more than 1.3 million people. Although rainfall persists in some areas, it has begun to let up in other, OCHA...

April 27, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit sparsely populated Peru-Ecuador border region at 17:49 UTC on April 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles). Ecuador's IGEPN is reporting M6.1 at a depth 16.8 km (10.4...

April 18, 2017

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Worst floods and mudslides in almost 30 years continue affecting Peru

As of March 24, the worst floods and mudslides in Peru since 1988 have claimed lives of 85 people and injured more than 270. More than 20 people are missing. A state of emergency has been declared in 12 departments. More than 784 000 people are affected, including...

March 24, 2017

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Peru declares state of emergency in more than 800 cities

Due to abnormally high rainfall and the worst flooding in two decades, Peru has declared a state of emergency across half of the country, in more than 800 cities. The rain, blamed on a local El Nino phenomenon, has so far delivered 10 times as much rainfall as...

March 21, 2017

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Catastrophic floods devastate Peru, raising death toll to 72

Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of Peru over the past four days, particularly its northern regions, causing deadly floods and wreaking havoc on the country's infrastructure. By the end of Saturday, March 18, 2017, the death toll since the start of...

March 18, 2017

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Major flooding after heavy rains hit Peru

Heavy rainfall over the past couple of days has caused flooding in several regions of Peru, forcing the government to deploy army personnel to help rescue people. The worst affected was Lambayeque, northern Peru where the Peruvian Army deployed a helicopter on March...

March 16, 2017

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Peru floods: 170 000 affected people, 1 105 destroyed houses

Emergencies due to heavy rains, floods and landslides have been occurring in northern regions of Peru since January 31, 2017. Floods hit after a period of near drought conditions. Nationwide, more than 170 000 people have been affected by floods and landslides by...

February 08, 2017

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Hotel collapses into river after heavy rain, Peru

A 50-room, colonial-era hotel collapsed on January 26, 2017 into the Sicra River in the Peruvian town of Lircay after heavy rains hit the region. All guests were evacuated before the collapse and there were no reports of injuries. According to Civil Defense...

January 27, 2017