8.0 magnitude earthquake destroy large portions of Peru
|Holy crap. A 2 minute 8.0 earthquake.|
As a Californian, that scares the pants of me...
An 8.0 earthquake followed by 11 other quakes including a 6.0 aftershock.
I'm sure the number of injured and killed will tragically continue to climb. When you read that the the quake destroyed 75% of towns like Ica, Pisco and Chincha, you can't help but think that 337 dead is going to increase dramatically.
UPDATE @ 11:30am - Australia's news.com increases the death toll to 387.
UPDATE @ 9:57am on 8/17 - The NYT now puts the death toll at 510. And they continue to have aftershocks; big ones. 14 in fact registered at 5.0 or larger.