The National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) informed that the second victim, as a direct consequence from the earthquake that took place on January 14 in Arequipa, was identified as Edu Luis Lancho Ceron, who received a head injury because of sliding stones in the Acarí district.
So far, 168 families have been left without homes, and more than 780 are affected in some way because of the damages. The towns that suffered the most are, according to the last report, Atico, Chala, Lomas, Huanuhuanu, Jaqui, Quicacha, Cahuacho, Bella Unión, Acarí and Yauca.
Also, 104 people have resulted wounded from the quake, as well as registered damages in 37 educational institutes, 15 health centers and 4 police stations.
This earthquake was produced 36 kilometers deep in the Pacific Ocean, and 56 kilometers away from the Peruvian town Lomas, according to the U.S. Geological Service (USGS). No tsunami alert was activated, since the Marina de Guerra del Perú (Peru’s Navy) confirmed that there is no imminent risk.
The Peruvian Government announced last Sunday, after the quake, a state of emergency for the affected areas in Arequipa to guarantee a faster and better assistance to the people and to reestablish the damaged services.
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