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Yungay | Cemetery hill at Campo Santo

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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 N summit of Nevado Huascarán. This fall evolved into a debris avalanche that jumped over a hill and almost completely covered the town, leading to thousands of fatalities. The cemetery hill was damaged by the earthquake, but remained largely untouched by the avalanche.

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on Thursday 20 July 2017 by Martin Mergili
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