|There was an earthquake with a deep epicentre of 7 to 7.5 on the Richter scale about 60 miles north east of Moyobamba. We felt strong shaking here, but there is very little physical damage. Some house had physical damage in some of the surrounding villages.
The damage was worse in Lamas (60 miles south) mainly due to the buildings being of poorer construction. At least one person died there when a "tapial" wall fell (wall made of stamped down mud). News reports on the earthquake from Google News
Hubó un terremoto con un epicentro profundo de 7 a 7.5 en la escala Richter 90 km al nor este de Moyobamba. Sentimos un fuerte sacudo aqui, pero hubo muy poco daño físico.
Preventative work in Moyobamba three days after the earthquake. Click here for larger picture in new window
Trabajos preventativos en viejas casas tres días después del terremoto. Click para versión mas grande en nueva ventana
Houses destroyed by the earthquake in Lamas.
Casas destruidos por el terremoto en Lamas