On July 17, 2016, one of the largest ice avalanche ever recorded tumbled down a narrow valley in the Aru Range of Tibet.
When the ice stopped moving, it had spread a 30-meter-thick pile of debris across 10 square kilometers and killed 9 people, 350 sheep, and 110 yaks in the remote village of Dungru.
The massive debris field makes this one of the largest ice avalanches ever recorded.
The only event of a comparable size was a 2002 avalanche from Kolka Glacier in the Caucasus.
Look at the unbelievable images in this video of CCTV:
The Operational Land Imager, an instrument on Landsat 8, acquired an image on June 24, 2016, that shows the area before the avalanche.
A multispectral imager on the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite captured an image of the debris field on July 21, 2016.
Cracks have since appeared on the surrounding glaciers, and rescuers are concerned that more avalanches may occur.