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Unformatted text preview: Landslide hazards occur across the US-Why is the landslide hazard much larger in the Appalachian Mountains? The Frank Slide Alberta, Canada April 29,1903-Frank is a small coal mining community at the southern end of the Canadian Rockies. &4 million tons of limestone crashed from the east face of Turtle Mountain and covered 3 square km of the valley floor. The slide dammed the crowsnest river and formed a small lake, covered 2 km of the Canadian Pacific Railway, destroyed most of the coal mines surface infrastructure, and buried seven houses on the outskirts of the sleeping town of Frank, as well as several rural buildings. Frank was home to approximately 600 people in 1903, of the roughly 100 indviduals who lived in the path of the slide, more than 70 were killed....
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