5.6 Earthquake

Of course, being along the Pacific, Peru is used earthquakes. I am used to earthquakes as an Angelino. But a magnitude 5.6 earthquake striking Huaraz last night at 1:50am was alarming. 

This region has a history of particularly catastrophic glacial lake outburst floods caused by earthquakes (from the 1941 flood that killed 5,000 people to the 1970 Yungay flood that killed 20,000). I highly recommend this interactive map which explains the current risks. 

Since I live in the starred area, you can imagine why I might be nervous during a pretty sizable earthquake. The red area indicates the maximum velocity and deepest flood zone (anywhere from 6-20m).