May 31, 1970: The deadly Ancash / Huascaran earthquake / landslide - Toll: approx. 70,000 fatalities

The event The 1970 Ancash earthquake (also known as the Great Peruvian earthquake) occurred on 31 May off the coast of Peru in the Pacific Ocean at 15:23:29 local time. Combined with a resultant landslide, it was the worst catastrophic natural disaster in the history of Peru. Due to the large … [Read more...]