Huascaran


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Huas·ca·rán

 (wäs′kə-rän′, -kä-)
A mountain, 6,746 m (22,132 ft) high, in the Andes of west-central Peru. It is Peru's highest peak.

Huascarán

(Spanish uaskaˈran) or

Huascán

n
(Placename) an extinct volcano in W Peru, in the Peruvian Andes: the highest peak in Peru; avalanche in 1962 killed over 3000 people. Height: 6768 m (22 205 ft)

Huas•ca•ran

(ˌwɑs kɑˈrɑn)

n.
a mountain in W Peru, in the Andes. 22,205 ft. (6768 m).
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Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
Andes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
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1962 - Eruptions of Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy seven villages and kill 3,500.
The Huascaran peak, standing at 6,768 m high, is truly imposing.
In Peru's Huascaran National Park, for example, melting glaciers affect water supplies and contaminate water and soil due to the release of heavy metals previously trapped under ice.
Bode nos recuerda a Evans-Pritchard y su analisis de la hechiceria entre los azande: <<un campesino indigena esta trabajando en su telar en un caserio en las faldas del Huascaran.
jacobita distribution in the northern region of Ancash Department as unknown, suggesting two natural protected areas (Reserva Paisajistica Huayhuash and Parque Nacional Huascaran in the Ancash Department) as the northern distribution for this species.
Sunstein People walk near the Hualcan glacier in the Huascaran natural reserve in Ancash November 29, 2014.
de Pelagatos, I-1920 (fl, fr), Weberbauer 7242 (US); Recuay, Parque Nacional Huascaran, Quebrada Ragra, 10V-1985, Smith et al.
Este anfibio se ha observado en muchas areas naturales protegidas del Peru (Parque Nacional Huascaran, Santuario Nacional de Huayllay, Reserva Nacional de Junin, Santuario Historico de Chacamarca y Aymara Lupaca, y Zona Reservada Alto Canete Cochas Pachacayo) (Angulo et al.
2000) y se encuentra localizado entre el Parque Nacional Huascaran y la Zona Reservada Cordillera de Huayhuash, proporcionando conectividad ecologica entre los bosques remanentes del genero Polylepis.
Conectar Igualdad forma parte de experiencias muy diversas en America Latina, como el Plan Ceibal en Uruguay, Enlaces en Chile y Proyecto Huascaran en Peru.
Perhaps one of the most noted large landslides is the 1970 Nevado Huascaran movement in Peru.
1970, 2 towns were destroyed in 1970 in Peru when an earthquake broke loose a huge block of ice on Mount Huascaran.