3 million cubic meters of snow and ice started to move from Mount Huascaran. The avalanche traveled 10 kilometers, increased to 10 million cubic meters along the way, and in a few minutes wiped out the town of Ranrahirca and six smaller villages. About 4,000 people died. Scientists call this disaster the greatest in the history of avalanches.
Information provided by the Scientific Russia News Agency. Media outlet’s registration certificate: IA No. FS77-62580 issued by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media on July 31, 2015.
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