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Peru's melting glaciers a deadly threat as temperatures rise

Published on: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:44:21 UTC
News Agency: Reuters
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CARHUAZ, Peru (Reuters) - High in the Peruvian Andes, the glacier-fed lake Laguna 513 brims with meltwater atop a populated valley in a region prone to earthquakes. Scientists warn that if a giant chunk of ice from the Hualcan glacier breaks off it could trigger a tsunami-like wave in Laguna 513 and send a lethal torrent of water cascading down the valley.

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