450, and Rising

Peru fell victim to a big time earthquake overnight, now valued at 8.0 on the Richter scale.

Rescuers struggled across a shattered countryside on Thursday to reach victims of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake that killed at least 355 people. More than 1,500 people were reported injured and the Red Cross said the toll was expected to rise.

Blame the aging infrastructure. And even though the U.S. is a lot younger of a country than Peru, we’ve got our problems too. I don’t think I need to mention our ‘bridge problem’. One quick hard jolt in Seattle and we could easily see casualties like those in Peru.