Now Watch This Monster Landslide Dragging Several Buildings Into the Sea in Norway’s Far North… It’s Terrifying!

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A gigantic landslide in Alta, Norway’s far north, swept eight buildings into the sea on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

And the slow-motion destruction was dramatically captured on video. OMG!

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Up to 8 homes and buildings were dragged by a giant landslide in Alta, Norway. Picture: Anders Bjordal/NVE

So far there are no reports of anyone dying or being injured by the 800m long, 40m high landslide, although a dog appears to have been swept away.

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One of the 8 buildings swept into the sea by the giant landslide near Alta, Norway on June 3, 2020.

The dog however seems to have survived its terrifying experience as explained by Torfinn Halvari, from the local Finnmark police:

A dog that was taken by the slide and swept into the sea rescued itself, swam ashore and is alive.”

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Several buildings were dragged to the sea by a giant mudslide in Norway on June 3, 2020

Now watch the monster landslide dragging all these buildings into the sea… It’s terrifying!

We still have on-site crews working to assess landslide security or the danger of new landslides,” he added. “We cannot say with any certainty that no one has been taken by it.

Rissa landslide reminder

On the 29th of April 1978, a quick clay landslide devastated large areas of the rural district of Rissa, mid-Norway.

During this event, a person died whilst 13 farms; 2 homes; a cabin and a community center were taken by the clay masses.

Five to six million cubic metres of clay collapsed from an area of 330,000 m2 leaving a 1.5 kilometre slide face.

The landslide caused great material damage to the community of Leira when a resulting three-metre high floodwave breached the opposite bank of lake Botnen shortly after the main slide.

The Rissa landslide was caught on 8 mm cinefilm by two film amateurs. This is still used actively in avalanche preventative and educational work.

More apocalyptic nature disaster on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [The Local]

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Here in Southeast Alaska we have the same geology as Norway. We had a slide a few years ago. Took out some houses and killed three. We have a Mountain outside of town called Bear Mountain. Geologist call it our biggest hazard. If it collapses into the bay it will cause a 400 foot Tsunami wiping out our town. Part of living in Paradise. That, the rain, and the Brown Bears that walk through our neighborhood at night.(sometimes in daylight). At least we don’t have to worry about looters.

  2. I thought that was some ex-President’s fancy house up in Martha Vineyards being washed out to sea. Watch. That’s next, with global warming and rising seas, Martha Vineyards will be hit next.

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