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GLACIER "ORMELUNE"
Risk type: glacier flood and ice avalanches

Glacier list | Statistics
 

Type:  Cirque glacier
Country:  Italy
Region:  Aosta Valley
Massif/Ice Cap:  Rutor
Municipality:  Valgrisenche
Municipality code:  
Location:  
 
Latitude (, cent):  45.6 N
Longitude (, cent):  7.01 E
Surface (km2):  0.889
Lenght (km):  1.1
Width (km):  
Min. altitude (m):  2630
Max. altitude (m):  3210
Orientation ()  45
Slope ()  20

EVENT:  Date  24/7/1996 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Moraine collapse
Description  During an heavy precipitations event, the glacial stream deepened its bed of 20-30 m, cutting the steep cone in front of the glacier snout.
Effects:  An important debris flow (about 300.000 m3) invaded the plain of Grand'Alpe.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Chiarle M., Mortara G., 2001 - Esempi di rimodellamento di apparati morenici nell'arco alpino italiano. Suppl. Geogr. Fis. Dinam. Quat., V, p. 41-54.

EVENT:  Date  26/3/1914 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  An ice fall from the snout of the glacier caused a big avalanche.
Effects:  The avalanche destroyed Grand'Alpe hamlet (18 huts).
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  The village was uninhabitated during the early spring, so no victims were reported. Due to high avalanche risk, nobody reached this place until April 3rd. The village was rebuilt before summer 1914.

DAMAGES    

Type:  Buildings Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Lavoyer I., 1977 - Cenni storici ed effemeridi sulla Valgrisenche. Musumeci, Aosta, p. 57