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Massive landslide in Denali National Park, Alaska – Could take 10 days to clear

Massive landslide has blocked Denali National Park road in Alaska at Mile 37 where the road leads up to Sable Pass.

According to the USA Today, about 30,000 yards of rock and soil fell from a point 500 feet above the road piling the debris in depths of up to 35 feet.

It could take as long as 10 days to make the road passable again, News Miner reported quoting deputy park superintendent Elwood Lynn.

The road is currently closed to traffic. No causalities have been reported.

Photo below released by the National Park Service on October 24, 2013 shows a large landslide in Denali National Park, Alaska (NATIONAL PARK SERVICE — AP).

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Denali is located 180 miles north of Anchorage. 

Recent research has estimated that landslides claim more than 4,500 lives of people around the world every year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 26, 2013

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