Sherman Landslide, Alaska

Science  30 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3757, pp. 1639-1643
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3757.1639


Triggered by the earthquake of 27 March 1964, 3 x 107 cubic meters of rock fell 600 meters, then slid at high speed 5 kilometers across the nearly level Sherman glacier near Cordova. The landslide has a number of significant new features in addition to those typical of other large landslides that may have slid on a layer of trapped and compressed air.