i heard hundreds of inmates escaped from the Tambo de Mora prison. We also have a trip to Peru, but currently scheduled for this Saturday. We are strongly considering a cancellation of our trip.
hoosjigan, Enclave if xochit! recomends to go to Peru please do!!! It is a magical place with wonderful people and culture. The people of Peru need our prayers and also the support of our tourist dollar.
Thanks xochit and dsk44 for your reassurance! We will not let this event stops us to visit the wonderful land.
There was another after shock " 6.0 "
To answer your question, yes Earthquakes have also affected Cusco before, most recently in 1650 & 1950; Howver, These are natural disasters "act of god" and can not be avoided most places in the world. It would be a shame for anyone to miss Peru because the fear the sky is falling; which of course it is not...It appears that Lima Airport is operating and Cusco structures are not effected so go ahead and enjoy the riches of Peru. Sorry to say that Ica, Pisco and Paracas are affected. Peruvians will rebuild with time and it will be a wonderful sight again.
Sorry, I miss spoke...It appears, Lima airport will be operating soon, (sorry no first hand knowledge)....
You do not need to cancel yr trip to Cusco.
The Lima airport is operating 100 % and all national and international flights are operating OK.
Actually, now that we have had a big quake , most likely we won´t have another one in quite a few years.
Last time we had one in Lima was in 1970.
I cannot promise it will not happen, but ist like cancelling a trip to San Francisco because of the possibilities of an earthquake.