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GLACIER "CERVINO; LA FORCA"
Risk type: miscellaneous

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Type:  Cirque glacier
Country:  Italy
Region:  Aosta Valley
Massif/Ice Cap:  Matterhorn-Monte Rosa
Municipality:  Valtournenche
Municipality code:  
Location:  
 
Latitude (░, cent):  45.99 N
Longitude (░, cent):  10.63 E
Surface (km2):  0.75
Lenght (km):  1.38
Width (km):  
Min. altitude (m):  2780
Max. altitude (m):  3360
Orientation (░)  180
Slope (░)  27

EVENT:  Date  9/7/1943 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Rock fall on glacier surface
Description  A great rock-fall from Cervino peak (southern slope) occurred on July 9th, at 10.30 AM, and reached the below Cervino glacier. A new event occurred on August 18th, 1943. The total volume of rocks detached was about 240.000 m3.
Effects:  A great quantity of debris accumulated on the glacier. No significant consequences were reported out of glacier.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
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DAMAGES    

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BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Vanni M., 1943 - La frana del Cervino del 9 luglio e del 18 agosto 1943. Boll. Reale SocietÓ Geografica Italiana, n. 6, p. 362-363.