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Valtellina | Val Pola Landslide
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The Val Pola Rock Avalanche occurred on July 28, 1987. A total of 40-50 million cubic metres of rock were mobilized after a period of extensive rainfall. Besides destroying a number of villages and claiming dozens of lives, the landslide impounded a lake and reshaped part of the upper Valtellina.

Sunday 17 August 2014 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Italy (2768 visits)