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The violent blasts that can add to an avalanche’s devastation

Scenic Yumthang valley with view of river Teesta and majestic Himalayan range.

A 2015 rock avalanche in the Yumthang Valley, located in the eastern Himalayan range, triggered a blast of air that knocked down more than 1,000 trees. Credit: Shutterstock

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Nature 585, 163 (2020)




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