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Valtellina | Val Pola Landslide panorama

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. Pizzo Coppetto (3066 m) appears behind the landslide, the Bergamo Alps can be seen in the left central background.