A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck South America rocking Peru and other nearby countries that also collapsed a 16th-century Roman Church tower.
Peru’s civil defense chief said that some people were injured in the tremor and that hundreds of homes were seriously damaged or destroyed with some roads and other infrastructure also being damaged.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that fortunately the quake struck a sparsely populated region and that the quake was also deep, about 70 miles below the Earth’s surface, a factor that can sometimes reduce damage to buildings and infrastructure.
Photos showed a pile of rubble where the historic, 45-foot tall tower of the 16th-century Roman Church had stood.
And social media posts also showed damage elsewhere in the region, as the quake was felt across other countries as Colombia and Ecuador.
A mayor of one town said that of the families in his city that 60 to 70% had damage to their homes and that some people had suffered injuries there.
And that they will need machinery to remove the rubble from blocked roads and battered homes as the National Police tweeted photos of officers and volunteers dragging large rocks off of roadways.
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Terrones was visiting affected communities with emergency management officials saying “You are not alone, brothers and sisters,” he tweeted. “We will support those affected and (help with) material damage.”
The 7.5 quake struck just hours after a magnitude 5.1 temblor with the epicenter in the outskirts of Lima rattled the region.
And the head of the Geophysical Institute of Peru, said at least four aftershocks took place after the latter quake, and he warned residents to prepare for more aftershocks.
The Biblical prophecies (Matthew 24, Luke 21, Revelation 6) foretell that seismic activity as earthquakes and volcanoes will signal we are nearing the end of this age and the coming of Jesus Christ.
These events and conditions happening now are warning signs pointing to the nearing fulfillment of the Last Days prophecies at the end of this age revealing it’s time to prepare now for the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ for His Church by being born again spiritually into the Kingdom of God as Jesus said we must (John 3) and His Apostles who were authorized (Matthew 16:19) described how (Acts 2).
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