May 1970 Huaraz, Peru Images

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In 1970, an earthquake-induced rock and snow avalanche on Mt. Huascaran, Peru, buried the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed 66,794 and caused $250 million in property damage. Several towns were almost totally destroyed. With factors of landslides and floods, was one of the largest disasters in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: May 1970 Huaraz, Peru Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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Distributor Hazards Data Manager
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Time Period Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -9.2
S: -9.2
E: -78.8
W: -78.8
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-02-01
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To provide images of natural hazards for research and education.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: May 1970 Huaraz, Peru Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • Heather McCullough
Theme keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Tectonics > Earthquakes
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Earthquakes
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > South America > Peru
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