FOXNews.com - Massive Glacier Triggers 'Tsunami' in Lake A huge glacier has broken off and plunged into a lake in Peru sparking a 23-meter high tsunami wave that destroyed a nearby town. ...A 2009 World Bank report warned Andean glaciers and the region's permanently snow-covered peaks could disappear in 20 years if no measures are taken to tackle climate change. ...In 1970, an earthquake triggered an avalanche of ice, rock and mud on the mountain of Huascaran that buried the town of Yungay, killing more than 20,000 people. That's 20,000 people! Does anyone even remember that happening? I heard about it in college. Side note...source is FOX News so it must be true.