by: Cheyenne George
About the earthquake
On May 31, 1970, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck offshore near Chimbite, a major Peruvian fishing port. The earthquake itself caused a few thousand deaths from building collapses in the coastal town near the epicenter.
This is a mudslide created by the earthquake. The mud slide it's self killed about 30 people.
Roads and bridges
The earthquake broke up roads and bridges.
Millions of people were left homeless that night and about 80,000 people died.