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Latin America is home to more than five hundred million people Of these ninety million people live within one mile of an active volcano Furthermore Latin America is precariously situated on five tectonic plates- the South American North American Cocos Caribbean and Nazca Plates The danger of natural disasters is glaringly obvious in this region of the world In fact over the past forty years over 200000 people have died from such causes ranging from earthquakes to volcanoes to mudslides and more Sometimes multiple disasters occur all at once compounding the outcome and making it even more horrific The question to be asked is If natures wrath is sending this message of peril then why do people continue to ignore it There are more than one hundred active volcanoes in Latin Ameria Chile alone has thirty-six more than any other country in the world except Japan Most of these volcanoes pose little or no immediate threat to the human population Some of them have been dormant for hundreds and even thousands of years However even a small volcano can produce an eruption large enough to devastate entire villages Two of them- Huascaran and Nevado del Ruiz- showed just how much destruction they were capable of producing in two of the deadliest volcano eruptions ever to strike Latin America Huascaran is located in northern Peru along the Pacific coast The people of Yungay and Ranrahirca two small farming villages at the base of the volcano were too preoccupied with their daily chores to worry about Huascaran erupting Furthermore the World Cup Soccer matches were being televised and Peru was in contention for the championship The two towns knew that Huascaran was prone to violent eruptions In 1962 the mountain had blown its top resulting in the deaths of 7500 people and in 1902 over three thousand people had been killed by Huascarans fury However the citizens of Yungay and Ranrahirca downplayed the volcanos volatile nature Surely
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