Fresh snow has already begun to hide the evidence of the landslide. Here, a layer of dust deposited by the violent event has been buried under a layer of fresh snow.
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Satellite image of landslide
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory
Satellite imagery of the landslide, taken on Feb. 23.
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Laura Poppick is a contributing writer for Live Science, with a focus on earth and environmental news. Laura has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laura has a good eye for finding fossils in unlikely places, will pull over to examine sedimentary layers in highway roadcuts, and has gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean.