I know we have a few members from Brazil and other parts of South America. Do we have anybody in Peru? Have we heard from them in the last 24 hours? I'm hoping nobody lost family or friends in this devastating natural disaster. :frown1: Contributions: Peru: Earthquake - Aug 2007, Peru: Earthquake Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2007, 17 Aug 2007, Situation Reports: Peru: Earthquake - Aug 2007, Peru: Earthquake Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2007, 17 Aug 2007 Peru coast hit by powerful aftershock A powerful aftershock measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the southern coast of Peru this morning, as residents struggled to recover from Wednesday's earthquake in which at least 510 people died. Peru's president appealed for calm after outbreaks of looting in the worst affected areas. Survivors desperate for food and water ransacked a public market while other mobs looted a refrigerated trailer and blocked aid trucks on the Panamerican highway. Many people are living on the streets because they fear that their homes will collapse.