36 Years Ago Today…

Posted 2007.05.04 0.00 in Uncategorized by Stephanie

In the evening of May 4th, 1971, the town of Saint-Jean-Vianney was partially lost to a landslide. The remarkable thing is, the town had been built on flat level ground!

The landslide occurred underground… a then-unknown geological peculiarity of the area, led to a subterranian landslide, which in turn led to a huge amount of land and a part of the town sinking / falling into a huge canyon which opened up beneath them.

Follow the link below for a more-detailed account of the tragedy.

The Saint-Jean-Vianney Landslide

After the slide
Dotted red line shows where the land vanished. Circles show where some houses ended up.

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