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Khait Rock Avalanche and Yasman Valley
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This rock avalanche was triggered by a major earthquake on July 10, 1949. It destroyed the village of Khait, leading to the death of hundreds, maybe thousands of people. The same earthquake also triggered many loess landslides in the Yasman Valley (right backgound), coalescing to a catastrophic loess flow.

Thursday 10 September 2009 by Martin Mergili in Asia / Tajikistan (4863 visits)