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Infant Killed as Four Earthquakes Hit Peru

October 04, 1987|United Press International

LIMA, Peru — A 3-month-old boy was killed and three people were injured in four earthquakes that hit Peru, officials said Saturday.

The strongest of the four temblors registered 5.1 on the Richter scale and was centered near Santiago de Chuco in the northern Andes, they said.

That quake, which occurred Friday afternoon, caused a roof to cave in at one house, killing 3-month-old Julian J. Guevara. The quake also injured three people, destroyed five houses and cut off power in the small city.

A quake registering 4.6 had struck 13 minutes earlier. Its epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean about 65 miles northwest of the coastal city of Trujillo, Peru's third-largest city.

Two other temblors measuring 4.7 and 5.0 respectively caused no damage or casualties.

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