October 28th, 2011
03:15 PM ET

6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Peru

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Peru on Friday, some 32 miles south of Ica, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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  1. driranek

    If you ever wonder why people use the term "republitard" just look in a mirror.

    October 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ignorant Nancy

    Heck yeah! The president is such a muslim... just like those peruvians. Heh! I bet they're smart muslims too... smart enough to disguise their true faith with a 96% Catholic majority. At least it wasn't those jews in ecuador, i hear there are a lot of them... phew! I can't even begin to think of what intolerant/ignorant/funny things I would wish upon them if they had been the victims of a natural disaster.

    October 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sunny Guy

    Catholic and also Mormon in recent decades. Look it up.

    Sunny Guy

    October 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jim

    C,mon now, go easy on the red-neck hillbillies. They are our only source of non-relevant comedy. Bashing Obama is so 2009...put a new chew in and kiss your sister.

    October 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Never thought I'd read about a loud-mouthed New-Yorker or crotch-grapping Philly reject telling people to go easy on a red neck. I'm not a red neck, but I'm from the south, and one of our souces of comedy is hearing city boys cry about their price of lattes and whine because their boyfriends stayed out too late and gave more affection to their poodle. They also whine when the hurtful truth is being told about your POTUS. When it comes to 'bashing' Obama, though...he's not "bashed" without reason. Go educate yourself, and then come back to the earthquake news when you have something relevant to share.

      October 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joel

    Global Warming rears its ugly head once again.

    October 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • driranek

      "Sheeple" is not just a figure of speech.

      October 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • i_know_everything

      I blame Bush for this earthquake

      October 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • tif31

      Idiot. Earthquakes are not caused by global warming

      October 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gayle

    And OBAMA ISN'T MUSLIM!!!

    I AM THOUGH!!! AND PROUD OF IT!!!

    October 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. oh no

    Amurica!

    October 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jimi

    Why couldnt it happen in Northern Mexico – that place is deserted as they are all living in Texas or Cali these days

    October 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • claudia

      Why not right under your house? JERK.

      October 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • i_know_everything

      hey chlamydia, chill

      October 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. alfredo

    another tragedy

    October 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tavitooo

    Hello I am from Peru , here in Lima El temblor fue leve mas fuerte fue en Ica, acá somos católicos y justo hoy hay señor de los milagros procesión . Saludos a todos desde Peru escrito desde mi IPad 2 🙂

    October 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • SnafuBob

      Greeting to you as well, glad to hear it was a mild tremor you felt in Ica...

      October 28, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Fred

    Actually, the native tribes were forced into Catholic by invaders in the 1400's. Those living in the mountians are slowly returning to their prior religeons. The Spanish cathedrals in the higher elevations are empty except for tourists.

    They get lots of earthquakes in that region, with out gnashing or teeth and wailing like babies, like New Yorkers....

    October 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Maddox

    Tally chick, when I first came on this thread there were two comments above me that were deleted. It does look like I'm pretty dumb, doesn't it? 🙂

    October 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. A

    peru is primarily catholic not Muslim

    October 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. x

    The world is bigger than religion. spirits bigger than jesus

    October 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      @K

      I'll go along with the contraction and expansion theory during the changing weather, but this spring and summer have been consistently hot.
      So what is the explanation there ?

      October 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • K

      @bobcat
      One last attempt. It is the large temperature swings. In the summers and winters it stays hot all the time or cold all the time, very little temperature differentials. I hope that clears it up.

      October 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Gabriela

    October, the month of earthquakes in Peru (that is known over there), The Nazca Plates move constantly during this time of the yr, some refer to the drastic weather change (from Winter to Summer, opposite from here)!

    October 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howie

      You must be kidding yes Gabriela as weather has nothing to do with tetonic plate movement.

      October 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • K

      Actually, temperature does play a part as changing temperature can cause material to expand or contract. There are 3 months that see higher earthquake activity and October is one of them.

      October 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      @K
      So this explains the almost monthly occurence of earthquakws this year, how?

      October 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • K

      @bobcat
      If you would read a little more carefully, it is a cause for increase earthquake activity. During some months, the temperature swings vary more largely which means that expansions and contractions vary more which can trigger more earthquakes. Read more carefully and think next time.

      October 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      @K
      That's what I was saying. The temperatures have stayed consistent this year, but were still getting these earthquakes on a near monthly basis or more.

      October 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
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