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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

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Major fire event in Peruvian Amazon threatens natives and wildlife

A major fire event is threatening natives and wildlife in the central Amazon region of Peru. According to the National Civil Defense Institute, the fire broke out on September 10 in an indigenous community called Pitsiquia, in the heart of Peruvian Amazon, and is...

September 22, 2016


Steep temperature drop affecting many regions of Peru

The National Meteorological and Hydrology Service of Peru warns a steep temperature drop is expected today through Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in many regions. A state of emergency was initiated and will continue for 60 days in 104 districts of 14 regions. Cold...

May 24, 2016


Rapid decline in glacier coverage of the Cordillera Blanca contaminating surrounding waters, Peru

70% of the world's tropical glaciers are based in the Peruvian Andes and are responsible for providing local communities with drinking water and the water supplies for agriculture, energy production and tourism. According to new research, glacier coverage of the...

January 13, 2016


State of emergency issued for 14 regions in Peru as El Niño conditions strengthen

As the 2015 El Niño climate phenomenon continues to strengthen, a 60-day state of emergency was issued for 14 regions in Peru, to beware of possible damage that could result from the event, confirmed Juan Benites, the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation.The El

July 08, 2015

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Very strong and dangerous M6.9 earthquake hit central Peru

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 (USGS) on the Richter scale struck central Peru on August 24, 2014, at 23:21 UTC (18:21 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 101 km (62.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 and depth of 60 km.Epicenter was located 42 km (

August 24, 2014


Moderate exhalations and ash emissions continually present at Peruvian Ubinas volcano

Located in the Peruvian Andes, Ubinas has shown signs of an impending eruption since the mid-2013, highlighted by the appearance of a fresh lava dome in March 2014.Despite a recent decline in earthquakes, Ubinas Volcano erupted an ash plume

April 30, 2014


Activity intensifies at Ubinas volcano, Peru

Near-constant small to moderate explosions and ash emissions continue at Ubinas, most active volcano of Peru. As activity intensifies authorities are considering raising the alert level to orange after which the local communities will have to be evacuated.Orlan

April 17, 2014


Increasing explosive activity at Ubinas volcano prompts evacuation preparations, Peru

Activity at Ubinas volcano significantly increased over the last two weeks. Prime minister René Cornejo said evacuation preparations for immediate surroundings of the volcano​ are now in progress.IGP's Observatorio Volcanologico de A

April 12, 2014

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Dangerous M 6.3 earthquake struck near the coast of northern Peru

After M 6.1 that struck near the coast of central Peru at 08:51 UTC on March 15, a second strong and shallow earthquake struck Peru at 23:51 UTC.  USGS measured it as magnitude 6.3 earthquake located near the coast of northern Peru at depth of 9.8 km

March 16, 2014

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Strong and shallow earthquake M 6.1 struck near the coast of central Peru

Strong and shallow earthquake measuring M 6.1 (USGS) struck near the coast of central Peru on March 15, 2014 at 08:59 UTC. USGS measured depth of 20 km (12.4 miles), EMSC is reporting M 6.2 but at depth of only 5 km. Epicenter was located 21

March 15, 2014


Peru's Manu National Park sets new biodiversity record

Park and buffer zone host 287 species of reptiles and amphibians, the highest number anywhere. Peru's treasured Manu National Park is the world's top biodiversity hotspot for reptiles and amphibians, according to a new survey published last week by

February 21, 2014

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Very strong earthquake M 7.0 struck off the coast of Acari, southern Peru

A very strong earthquake with registered magnitude of 7.0 struck southern Peru on September 25, 2013 at 15:42 UTC (11:43 local time). USGS measured depth at 45.8 km (28.5 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw 6.9 and depth of 40 km. Epicenter was located 47 km (29

September 25, 2013


State of emergency declared after Ubinas volcano erupts, Peru

Ubinas volcano erupted at least seven times since September 1, 2013, and on September 13 officials declared state of emergency in nine districts. The explosions have sent a plume of smoke rising to about 2500 meters above the crater. The strongest explosion

September 13, 2013

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Strong and shallow earthquake M 6.2 struck near the coast of northern Peru

Strong and shallow earthquake with registered magnitude of 6.2 (USGS) struck near the coast of northern Peru on August 12, 2013 at 09:49 UTC. USGS measured depth at 16.7 km. EMSC is reporting M 6.1 earthquake and depth of only 2 km. Epicenter was located 94 km (58

August 12, 2013


Shallow M6.0 earthquake struck near Sabancaya volcano, southern Peru

At least 3 people have been injured and 20 houses collapsed after a shallow M6.0 earthquake struck southern Peru on July 17, 2013. The earthquake happened at 02:37 UTC (21:37 local time). USGS measured a depth of 6.6 km (4.1 miles), EMSC 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

July 17, 2013

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Peru's Sabancaya shows signs of possible eruption

Increased activity with numerous earthquakes was reported at stratovolcano Sabancaya, Peru, suggesting possible eruption in near future. Increase in seismic activity - 536 earthquakes between February 22 and 23, 2013 - was observed along with continuous emissions...

February 26, 2013


Very strong and deep earthuake M6.1 hit central Peru

Very strong but luckily deep earthquake struck Peru on August 2, 2012 at 9:38 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 34 km (21 miles) E of Pucallpa, Peru at 8.379°S, 74.245°W.  Recorded depth was 143.3 km (89.0 miles).EMSC is reporting magnitude 5.8 and

August 02, 2012

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Peru

Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.0 struck southern Peru on June 7, 2012 at 16:03 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 119 km (74 miles) WNW (298°) from Arequipa, Peru (15.919°S, 72.516°W). Recorded depth was 99.7 km (62.0 miles). EMSC is

June 07, 2012


Low temperatures in Peru killed 94 children since January this year

Nearly 100 children under the age of five died of pneumonia between January and April in Peru due to a cold wave that swept through the country's Andean region, the Health Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry reported over 797,000 episodes of non-pneumonic acute

May 25, 2012


Magnitude 6.3 hit Ica, central Peru

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake has occurred close to Ica, Peru on January 30 at 05:11:00 UTC. Epicenter was located 5 km (9 miles) SE of Ica, 96 km (59 miles) SSE of Chincha Alta, 172 km (106 miles) WNW of Puquio, 280 km (173 miles) SSE of Lima (14.179°S, 75.644°W) at

January 30, 2012

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Climate change halves Peru glacier

A glacier on Peru's Huaytapallana Moutain shed half its surface ice in just 23 years, officials said Wednesday, reinforcing concerns of climate change's growing threat to fresh water resources."Recent scientific studies indicate that between June 1983 and August

February 25, 2011