- Haines geologist Russ White flew over the slide the day after it happened.
- Tuesday’s slide toppled down the glacier for approximately six and a half miles, though the official size is still unknown.
- It’s a fairly spectacular form of erosion when a 4,000-foot face of a mountain falls off and shoots itself six miles out across the glacier.
- As far as the force of the slide, it was 280 giganewtons, which, let’s face it, is meaningless to most of us.
- Stark says the abundance of these slide events in Glacier Bay is concerning because of cruise ship traffic and remote lodges scattered throughout the area.
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@AKearthquake: “Tuesday’s massive Southeast AK landslide was plainly visible on seismometers across Alaska.”
A massive landslide, estimated to be around six-and-half miles long, near Glacier Bay has scientists in New York clambering to get to Southeast. The slide happened Tuesday morning, and was discovered by a local pilot.