In this Oct. 19, 2012 photo, Maria Estancia Ventanilla holds up one of the walls of her new home being built on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Seismologists, engineers and civil defense o

 

              In this Oct. 19, 2012 photo, Maria Estancia Ventanilla holds up one of the walls of her new home being built on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Seismologists, engineers and civil defense o
In this Oct. 19, 2012 photo, Maria Estancia Ventanilla holds up one of the walls of her new home being built on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Seismologists, engineers and civil defense officials agree that Lima is due for an earthquake but is acutely vulnerable and sorely unprepared. More than two in five of capital residents inhabit rickety structures built on unstable, sandy soil and wetlands, which amplify a quake's destructive power, or in the hillside settlements ringing the capital that sprang up spontaneously over a generation as people fled conflict and poverty in the interior, experts say. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)