Ranrahirca is a city that I change its location due to the natural constant disasters that whipped her.
Ranrahirca this to some minutes of Cripples, is a small city of about five hundred inhabitants, which is protected of avalanches of Huascarán and of the cone of deyección of this snowy one for a series of high hills.
The city is modern, it has a beautiful square beside the highway and with buildings of pleasant aspect. Their history is only, because starting from 1965, after the destruction of the previous and old city for an avalanche of Huascarán, you began to build from its plans and projects until it was entirely concluded and it lists to be inhabited. Regrettably, several years passed so that the survivors of the destroyed previous city and residents of other latitudes inhabited it.
Ranrahirca has a Museum of Natural History that the National Institute of Culture of Ancash, works to transform it into the center of this specialty of the region.
The Area restricted for Constructions
At scarce distance of the new town of Ranrahirca, you can appreciate the valley of this same name, where; up to 1962, he/she settled the previous city. This valley is the cone of natural deyección of snowy Huascarán.
For this valley it lowered in two occasions an enormous quantity of snow, rocks and mud that came off of a cornice of the north pick, the first in 1962 and the second in 1970; with the earthquake of May of that year, and they razed the valley entirely from an end to another. Today, it marks the beginning of the area restricted for constructions, and it is completely populated of forests of eucalyptuses.
THE FIRST DISASTER
He/she took place to those 6.30 of the morning of January of 1962, 10 as a consequence of an avalanche of snow and rocks coming from a cornice of the north pick of Huascarán that he/she came off for about accumulation of snow in the summit of the snowy one, it destroyed this beautiful valley and town, provoking the death of more than 4 thousand people, according to dear calculations. The avalanche that crawled among 5 to 6 million cubic meters of materials, destroyed besides Ranrahirca to 9 towns, among them, Yanama Boy, Shacsha, part of Huarazcucho and Caya.
THE SECOND AVALANCHE HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH RANRAHIRCA
He/she took place as a consequence of the shake of the mountain range, for the earthquake of May of 1970, 31 that didn't provoke bigger death toll in this area, because the area was already forbidden for all type of constructions.
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