03 Sep '11, 10pm

NASA Earth Observato Hunza Valley Landslide Lake: Acquired on August 3, 2011, this natural-color image shows

On January 4, 2010, a landslide struck northern Pakistan’s Hunza Valley, destroying a village and blocking the Hunza River. As water backed up behind the earthen dam, the rising lake forced locals to flee their homes. It also cut off overland access to the outside world by submerging a bridge. Engineers and army laborers carved a spillway through the dam, and water finally began flowing through it in late May 2010. Although the spillway relieved pressure on the landslide lake, the Hunza Valley did not return to normal. Acquired on August 3, 2011, by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite, this natural-color image shows the earthen dam and lingering lake behind it. The top image is a wide-area view, and the bottom is a close-up of the boxed area from the top. Both images are rotated so that north is at right. At the southwestern end of t...

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