Massive Alaska Avalanche
Depicted in NASA Satellite Photograph

Southeastern Alaska recently experienced the largest landslide the planet has seen since 2010, and the aftermath is captured in this NASA satellite image. READ MORE

 




Using imagery from the Landsat 8 satellite, scientists have confirmed that a large landslide occurred in southeastern Alaska on February 16, 2014. The event involved 75 million tons of snow and sediment, and it left a debris flow nearly five miles long. The top image shows the aftermath of the massive avalanche; the bottom image shows the region last summer, before the event. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory)



 
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