WATCH: Glacier Collapses Near Saas-Fee Ski Resort In Switzerland

WATCH: Glacier Collapses Near Saas-Fee Ski Resort In Switzerland

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WATCH: Glacier Collapses Near Saas-Fee Ski Resort In Switzerland

This footage is comes from a helicopter ride over collapsed a glacier near the Saas-Fee Ski Resort in Switzerland.  Swissinfo.ch reports the glacier, which has been under constant monitoring since 2015, collapsed Sunday releasing 300,000 cubic meters of ice crashing down into the valley but did not cause any damage to the village below:

“The bulk of the ice tongue of the Trift glacier in canton Bern fell down on Sunday, the rest on Monday morning. The area affected is above the village of Saas-Grund, near the resort of Saas-Fee. The glacier rises to a height of 2,750 metres (9,022 feet) above sea level. More than 200 people were evacuated from their homes as a precaution on Sunday but they were allowed to return the same day. Cable cars and train services have been restored, according to Swiss Public Television, SRF.

Movement of the glacier was first detected in 2014 and it has been permanently monitored since 2015, when the authorities first evacuated Saas-Fee residents as a precaution. The 2.5km long glacier began flowing at an increasingly faster pace a few days ago. The average temperature in the Swiss Alps is rising, thought to be a result of climate change, and glaciers are slowly melting away.”

 

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