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Flateyri, Iceland

A devastating avalanche in October 1995 killled 20 people, a significant fraction of Flateyri's approx. 300 inhabitants, in one of the worst natural disasters in modern Iceland. The large ridges, more than 10 m tall, were built after the catastrophe to deflect future avalanches and protect the village.

 

Near Ísafjörður (Isafjordur), in Vestfirðir (Westfjords), Iceland

 

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Taken on July 18, 2010