Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America
Caption: This is the village of Arroumd in the High Atlas, Morocco. This village is built on one of the largest rock avalanche deposits in Africa, which was formed 4,500 years ago when the northwest face of Mount Aksoual (12835 ft/3912 m) collapsed. See related article by Hughes et al., http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B30894.1.
Credit: Phillip D. Hughes et al.
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Related news release: GSA Bulletin: Rock avalanches, ancient weather, astronomical clocks, anoxia, and volcanism