Major landslide in northern New York. Video. Photo


2.07.11.V Adirondack Mountains, just north of New York City, is coming off the biggest landslide in state history. The width of the mass of rock detached from the top of Little Porter is 1.5 kilometers, weight measured in millions of tons.

Simultaneously, a landslide is the slowest during the observation — it is moving at a speed of two feet per day, crushing under her trees and buildings. The depth of the moving mass of up to ten meters, according to ITAR-TASS.

How to tell the geologists, a landslide formed because of the abundance of ground water caused by heavy precipitation last winter and fall. His descent to the foot of the mountains can take years, said the scientists.

Source: Radio "Voice of Russia", Daily Mail Online

Photo from: Daily Mail Online

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