VIDEO: 70,000-Cubic-Foot Rock Avalanche in Switzerland Carves Huge Path in Forest Below

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A geologist captured the exact moment when 70,000-cubic-feet of rock broke away from the side of a Swiss mountain side in the Alps.  The rock avalanche falls 1,000-vertical-feet and wreaks havoc on the valley below. Somehow, geologists predicted this rockfall and a small town, a road, and the valley below were evacuated before the rockfall occurred.

This rock fall occurred on Mel de la Niva, a 9,050-foot mountain near Evoléne, Switzerland.

People who watched this rock avalanche reported seeing this rockfall collide with a forest and carve out a huge path through that forrest.

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