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Nevado Salkantay and eroded terminal moraine
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View of the distal slope of the moraine dam of Laguna Salkantaycocha with Nevado Salkantay (6271 m) in the background. On 23 February 2020, a large landslide occurred on the S face of the mountain and impacted the lake at its base. The displacement wave overtopped and partly eroded the moraine dam, resulting in a catastrophic glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) that reshaped the valley until tens of kilometres downstream, and led to several fatalities and huge damage.

Wednesday 27 July 2022 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (2353 visits)