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Zermatt | Matter Valley with Randa Rock Slide


View from Riffelberg in N direction down the Matter Valley to the Bernese Alps with the Bietschhorn (3934 m) in the background. The landslide of Randa, seen in the left centre of the photo, occurred in two main stages in spring 1991. During both stages, the material was released over periods of several hours. The event led to major damage to the infrastructure, but nobody was directly harmed as a well-designed monitoring and early warning system was in place.

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on Wednesday 4 September 2013 by Martin Mergili
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