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Residents of a municipality called Alta in northern Norway are in shock after a landslide destroyed eight buildings in dramatic fashion.

The slide happened on Wednesday at around 3:00 p.m. local time. Anders Bjordal, a Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate engineer, told CNN that it was the biggest slide that’s ever occurred in the area. “Here in Alta there has never been a slide that big,” he said.

Several houses have been swept into the sea following a powerful landslide in Alta municipality, northern Norway, on Wednesday. When all was said and done, the slide was over 2,000 feet wid and nearly 500 feet deep. Four of eight buildings that were destroyed were of cabins that were used as weekend getaways. Thankfully, no one was harmed and everyone was evacuated before the slide hit.


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