On Wednesday 15th of August 2007 around 6:41pm two strong earthquakes(7.5 and 7.9 in Righter’s scale) struck Peru, the epicentre was located 60km west of Pisco city(south of the capital) leaving a vast number of destruction on it’s way.
Until this moment there are 514 deceased and thousands of people have been left homeless.
29 cities in total have suffered the most, and in some cases %85 of the cities have been destroyed. Solidarity has been shown from all around the globe and all the efforts are being made to minimize the scale of the tragedy and bring a solution to all those affected.
From this end the family of “El Aguajal” would like to express our deepest sorrow to all those families that have lost their loved ones and their homes. But Peruvians have always been able to surpass the obstacles and we are sure that it is this same inner power and the love for our country that will help us Peruvians overcome the tragedy and rise like the sun again.
There is still a lot to be done and we would like to urge people to help in any way they can, us here in El Aguajal are currently looking for the best way to help and do our share to contribute to the reconstruction of the country and soon will post the details for all those who wish to lend a helping hand.
Our prayers and heart are as always with our country, now more than ever, ARRIBA PERU!