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Yungay | Campo Santo
WI_pe033.jpg Yungay  |  Campo SantoThumbnailsQuebrada Hualcán with Polylepis forest

Campo Santo represents the site of the original town of Yungay, which was destroyed on 31 May 1970 when an earthquake had triggered a rock-ice fall from the northern summit of Huascarán. This fall evolved into a debris avalanche that jumped over a hill and almost completely covered the town, leading to thousands of fatalities.

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Thursday 20 July 2017 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (1399 visits)