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Vaiont Reservoir Slide October 1963

Basic Facts
Killed 2043
Huge slab of 200m wide rock landed in the reservoir that created a
100m wave and surged the valley below.

Causes
Rocks were angled towards the valley creating natural slip planes
There were also fault lines creating slip planes
Previous landslide…

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Machu Picchu January 2010

Causes
Rainfall of 67% higher than normal loosened many heavy rocks and mud
causing a mudslide on the Inca trail up to the site of Machu Picchu.

Primary Impacts
A tour guide and tourist were killed when a slope gave way and their
tents were crushed.…

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