Juan Victor Morales Moreno (52) observes Lake Palcacocha in the Cordillera Blanca. His job is to watch the lagoon 24 hours a day and report by radio any disturbance to the Regional Operations and Emergency Center in nearby Huaraz. Due to the increased volume of water, originating from melting glaciers around the lake, avalanches have the potential to create massive waves, generating mudslides that could be devastating for the nearby city of Huaraz, as happened in 1941, when 2,000 people died.

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