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Blackhawk Landslide, California
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Blackhawk Landslide, California

 (JPG) Blackhawk Landslide, California (419,847 bytes) ( 1,403 x 1,442 )
The Blackhawk landslide, Lucerne Valley, California, is a lobe of marble breccia, 10 to 30 m thick, 3 km wide, and nearly 8 km long. Geologic evidence shows that the rockslide came down the gently inclined slope as a nearly monolithic sheet moving more than 100 km per hour. The accepted hypothesis is that the slide was lubricated by a layer of compressed air. At least two earlier similar but smaller rockslides have occurred in the area. The south-looking perspective view image was acquired on September 22, 2014, and is located at 34.4 degrees north, 116.7 degrees west.

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Blackhawk Landslide, California Blackhawk Landslide, California
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and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

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