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Alaska Native Hospital, Anchorage

1964 (approx.)

Detailed Description

A close-up of the compressional buckle, the ruptured fuel tank, and the revetment at the foot of the landslide near the Alaska Native Hospital, Anchorage. A rotational-slip landslide with a well-developed compressional buckle at its toe occurred near the Alaska Native Hospital, Anchorage. The revetment surrounding the ruptured fuel tank kept oil from spilling into the area of the power plant on the left. The slide resulted from failure in the Bootlegger Cove Clay. Like a rug being pushed along the floor, landslides can cause folding of the ground in front of them as they slide.


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