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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Caucasus ice-rock avalanche in Russian Republic of North Ossetia
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
An ice-rock avalanche in the Kazbek region sheared off almost the entire Kolka Glacier and devastated the Genaldon valley. The satellite images show the region before (July 22, 2001) and after (October 6, 2002) the ice-rock avalanche of September 20, 2002.