Landslide Buries Scenic California Highway : Image of the Day

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Source: Landslide Buries Scenic California Highway : Image of the Day

By NASA Visible Earth

More than a million tons of rocks and dirt covered the road.

Landslide Buries Scenic California Highway

acquired April 20 – May 22, 2017
acquired April 20, 2017download large image (4 MB, JPEG, 2000×1500)
acquired May 17, 2017download large image (5 MB, JPEG, 2000×1500)
acquired May 22, 2017download large image (3 MB, JPEG, 2000×1500)

A large landslide has strewn debris over a stretch of California’s Highway 1. On the night of May 20, 2017, more than a million tons of rocks and dirt spilled over the roadway, according to the California Department of Transportation.

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, acquired images of the area on April 20 and May 22, 2017. The center image, acquired by a multispectral imager on the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite, shows the same location as it appeared…

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