The mouth of the rapidly retreating Llaca glacier in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Melting glaciers have created high water levels in mountain lakes and avalanches flowing into such lakes have the potential to create massive waves, potentially generating mudslides that could be devastating for population centres at lower altitudes, as happened in 1941, when 2,000 people died when Huaraz was hit by a mudslide.

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Object Name
Copyright
Lalo de Almeida/Folhapress/Panos
City
Huaraz
Country
Peru
Restrictions
Not available in Brazil
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High Resolution
5000 x 3333 pixels
42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
5.8 MB size on disk
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