Aug 28, 2017

Landslide in the Swiss Alps: Seen from Space

(© European Space Imaging, Munich, 28/08/17) On Wednesday August 23rd a huge chunk broke off the side of a mountain in Bondo, in the southern Swiss Alps, at speeds of more than 250km/h. It is suspected that the resulting landslide swept away eight hikers.

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Landslide in the Swiss Alps: Seen from Space

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A second landslide followed on Friday August 25th, causing rescuers to abandon the search for the missing people.

European Space Imaging photographed the scene from space on Sunday August 27th, using the Very High Resolution satellite WorldView-3.

It can clearly been seen that mud and rubble from the two landslides have destroyed houses and roads.

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