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Acheron Rock Avalanche | Panorama
WI_nz433a.jpg Acheron Rock Avalanche  |  Panorama Thumbnails Canterbury Plains with Waimakariri River

Location: near Porters Pass. The rock avalanche of several millions of cubic metres, which travelled for a distance of 3.5 km, was probably triggered by a strong earthquake approx. 1100 years ago. The release area is seen in the right background of the picture, the deposit stretches from the right to the left centre.

Saturday 28 February 2015 by Martin Mergili (2062 visits)