acquired March 18, 2016

Val Strem Landslide



In March 2016, rock and soil tumbled down the eastern side of the steep Strem Valley in Tujetsch municipality. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this image of debris left by the rockslide on March 18, 2016. Despite sliding about 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) down the snow-covered valley, the debris did not cause any damage to life or property.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Adam Voiland.