A nifty port town. Lots of life.
One report of a positive wave from an old man who lived in
the 'corner' of Ilo Bay. The water surged up to his wall, over
2 m runup. Photo above left. No damage. The man was kind of
crazy looking and kind of strange. Questionable data point.
The team split up, half went north, half went south. Nothing
of significance found by either team. A skin-diver north of
town said that he was not on the beach at the time but his friends
said the water with drew shortly after the earthquake but did
not rise above normal sea level. A guard with a big shotgun
at the copper mine just north of Ilo said his brother was on
duty at the time of the quake. He said that his brother said
the water withdrew after the quake and stayed out for a long
time (30 min or so) and slowly returned to normal. North of
Ilo is all rock reef south of Ilo is a big wide sand beach.
The team regrouped in Ilo and started the
long drive back to Camana. 6 hrs through the desert. 10-hrs
road time for 1 questionable data point.
Arrived Camana by 9 p.m.