|Surface elevation||≈4,900 m (16,100 ft)|
Yanawayin (Quechua yana black, Ancash Quechua wayi house, "black house", -n a suffix, other spellings Yanahuain, Yanahuin, Yanahuni, Yanahuani) is a lake in the central Peruvian Andes. It lies in the Lima Region, Huaral Province, Andamarca District, near the village of Yanawayin (Yanahuain). The lake is situated at an altitude of about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft).
The site made world headlines in 1971 when on March 18 a rock avalanche of 100,000 cubic metres (3,500,000 cu ft) fell from an outcrop of jointed limestone about 400 metres (1,300 ft) above the lake. It created a wave of 30 metres (98 ft) that destroyed the Chungar Mining Company (Cia Minera Chungar, S.A.) camp on the shore, destroyed all the mines' surface facilities, and killed 200-600 miners.
- Teofilo Laime Ajacop. Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay Simipi Yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
- Robert Beér, Armando Muyolemaj, Dr. Hernán S. Aguilarpaj. Vocabulario Comparativo Quechua Ecuatoriano - Quechua Ancashino, Castellano - English, Brighton. October 2006. (Spanish)
- Petley, Dave (March 18, 2009). "38 years ago today – the Chungar landslide in Peru". American Geophysical Union (AGU). Retrieved April 18, 2014.
- escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaral Province (Lima Region) showing the lake (unnamed) near the village of Yanawayin (Yanahuain) and near the destroyed village of Chungar
- Robert B. Jansen, ed. (1988). Advanced Dam Engineering for Design, Construction, and Rehabilitation. Google Books (Springer). p. 739. ISBN 9-7804-42243-975. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
- Plafker, George; Eyzaguirre, V. Z. (1 January 1979). "7: Rock Avalanche and Wave at Chungar, Peru". In Barry Voight (ed.). Engineering Sites: Rockslides and Avalanches (1 ed.). Elsevier. pp. 269–279. ISBN 0-444-59801-4. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
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