1975 Devastation Glacier landslide

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The 1975 Devastation Glacier landslide was a massive rock avalanche that originated from Devastation Glacier on the southern flank of the Mount Meager massif on July 22, 1975.[1] It had a volume of 13,000,000 m3 (460,000,000 cu ft) and buried and killed a group of four geologists at the confluence of Devastation Creek and Meager Creek.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Landslide: Devastator Glacier BC, Jul 22 1975". Natural Resources Canada. 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  2. ^ "Where do landslides occur?". Government of British Columbia. Archived from the original on 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  3. ^ Simpson, K.A.; Stasiuk, M.; Shimamura, K.; Clague, J.J.; Friele, P. (2006). "Evidence for catastrophic volcanic debris flows in Pemberton Valley, British Columbia". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. NRC Research Press. 43: 688. doi:10.1139/e06-026. ISSN 0008-4077. 

Coordinates: 50°35′N 123°31′W / 50.58°N 123.52°W / 50.58; -123.52