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Usoi Dam and Lake Sarez
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View towards NW. On February 18, 1911, a massive earthquake triggered the rock mass movement visible in the centre of the image. With a volume of approx. 2 cubic kilometres, the deposit blocked the Murghab Valley at a height of 570 m and impounded Lake Sarez (56 km long, elevation: 3239 m asl). The Usoi Dam is the highest dam in the world. Istiqlol Peak (6940 m) is seen in the right background.

Created
Saturday 15 August 2009 by Martin Mergili (1212 visits)
Region
Asia / Tajikistan