As of 9:30 this morning, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, has cancelled its earlier tsunami alert for the Pacific coast. They have been monitoring the water levels and have not seen any danger for a tsunami. Last night around 8pm the alert was taken into affect after a magnitude 8 (on the Richter scale) hit Peru earlier Wednesday.
The large earthquake that rocked Peru has killed an estimated 400 and injured over 1000 people thus far. These numbers continue to grow as more people are flocking into hospitals and more are found under the rubble that were once homes and buildings. The earthquake struck at 6:41 local time with the epicenter located 92 miles east-southeast of Lima at a depth of 25 miles.
As for now, the Pacific coast should be fine and the Tsunami Warning Center is still diligently looking for any signs of a possible tsunami.
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Filed under: Costa Rica News on August 16th, 2007