Dramatic Landslide Video in Norway

The aftermath of a landslide near Alta municipality in Norway. Photo: Hanne Larsen / Altaposten

An (apparent) quick clay landslide occurred in Northern Norway today, affecting a 2,000 foot length of slope and carrying multiple houses into the sea. The landslide is located on the western side of Kråkneset in Alta municipality and occured at about 3:45pm local time. The police called off the search for survivors after determining all residents were accounted for.

The Forbes article notes that many of the homes are holiday homes, and would have likely been occupied just 48 hours earlier for a public holiday.

Thanks to one of GeoPrac’s Facebook followers, Henki Ødegaard, for letting me know about the incident. I’m sure more details and photos will follow as this hits mainstream media outlets.