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31/05/1970 Ancash earthquake, between 66,794–70,000 are killed

The 1970 Ancash earthquake occurred off the coast of Peru in the Pacific Ocean. It is the most catastrophic natural disaster in the history of Peru. Due to the large amounts of snow and ice included in the landslide and its estimated 66,794 to 70,000 casualties, it is also considered to be the world's deadliest avalanche.