Earth in motion
In the week of December 9th, 1999, the coastal state of Vargas, Venezuela was devastated by more than 50 rapid-flow landslides caused by torrential rainfall. It destroyed the homes of thousands of families, and claimed the lives of some 2000 victims.
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At 3.23pm on May 31st, 1970, a devastating earthquake struck the coast and highlands of central Peru. It caused a landslide that buried the Andean town of Yungay, along with the majority of its 8000 inhabitants.
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