Hope Slide

HOPE SLIDE occurred on 9 Jan 1965 at about 7:00 am, in the Nicolum Valley east of HOPE. A minor EARTHQUAKE dislodged more than 46 million cubic m of earth, snow and stone from the mountain ridge on the north side of the valley. Debris buried the valley floor to a depth of 70 m, including a 3-km stretch of the HOPE–PRINCETON HWY. The slide smothered 3 vehicles, killing 4 people; 2 bodies were never found. The new highway is built about 55 m above former ground level. See also DISASTERS;...

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