Natural Resources

Landslides

Date: June 27, 1930

Location: Portugal Cove

Easting: 360500

Northing: 5276500

Latitude: 47° 37' 30" N

Longitude: 52° 50' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Evening Telegram, June 28, 1930

A landslide/ rockfall occurred following a thunderstorm. Several large boulders were hit by lightning, split and rolled downhill. Tons of earth and dirt came down the hill side to within a yard of some dwellings. Several of the boulders were 1-2 tons.

 
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