How likley is it your area experience an earthquake??
There have been many earthquakes in Peru. The first one we remember is the one in 1966. Buildings and schools were crumbled. But some students were lucky because they were not in school that day. In May 31,1970, Mount Huascaran, Peru, a terrible magnitude 7.8 earthquake-induced rock and snow avalanche on Mt. Huascaran, buried the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca. The total death toll was 66,794. The avalanche started as a sliding mass of glacial ice and rock about 3,000 feet wide and one mile long. The avalanche swept about 11 miles to the village of Yungay at an average speed of more than 100 miles an hour. The fast-moving mass picked up glacial deposits and by the time it reached Yungay, it is estimated to have consisted of about 80 million cubic yards of water, mud, and rocks. More than 60 countries responded with emergency relief. The last earthquake in the past feature was in October 3,1974 in Lima, Peru. Over 2,000 were injured, and a column failure caused the roof to sag on a one-story classroom at Agricultural University.