"Lima's Port - Provincia Constitucional del Callao" Callao by grandmaR
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There are quite a number of lighthouses around this port in Peru which is the main port for Lima. We did not see them all - this model is of the Faro de la Marina, Miraflores which has become Peru's best known and most visited lighthouse. The model is in the traffic circle right outside the actual port entrance. The lighthouse itself is located in Parque el Faro on the seaside in Miraflores, southwest of Lima and southeast of Callao.
Because Callao is right on the water and is in an earthquake zone, they have an emergency evacuation procedure. Records only date back to the late sixteenth century, but since that time, large earthquakes centered off the Peruvian coast have generated several destructive tsunamis (1586, 1604, 1647, 1687, 1746, 1865, 1868, 1914, 1942, 1960, 1966, 1996). Of those listed, five were particularly destructive.
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