Italy, Landslide & “man-made” Mega Tsunami, 9 Oct, 1963

Not all mega tsunamis are made by nature, this heartbreaking account was caused by man-made factors.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the thousands of people’s whose lives would be changed forever, on this tragic day in history.

On October 9, 1963, at 10:39 pm 260 million cubic meters of rock broke off from the top of Monte Toc, on the border between Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. It fell into the reservoir of the Vajont Dam, producing an enormous wave of at least 50,000,000 cubic meters of water which overtopped the dam in a wave of 250 metres (820 ft)

Flooding destroyed several villages in the valley and killed almost 2,000 people. A third of the population of Longarone, the largest village downstream of the dam, perished. The short video below accounts the facts of the tragic day in History.

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