Time lapse cartoon of a massive summit landslide that triggered a l...

Time lapse cartoon of a massive summit landslide that triggered a l...

Detailed Description

A mass of sliding rocks, snow, and ice swept down the northeast side of Mount Rainier about 5,600 years ago, removing a large portion of the summit of the volcano and creating a deep horseshoe-shaped crater. This volcanic landslide was accompanied by a small explosion, and it transformed into an enormous lahar known as the Osceola Mudflow that swept into Puget Sound more than 50 km downstream.

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Image Dimensions: 682 x 434

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U.S. Geological Survey video - USGS Library call #220(284) P474