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Acheron Rock Avalanche | Panorama
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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 centre, the deposit in the central background of the picture.

Saturday 28 February 2015 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / New Zealand | South Island (5418 visits)