April 22 Landslide in Northern Quebec Second Largest in 150 Years

Experts from the provincial government are expected in northern Quebec next week to survey the April 22 landslide that officials are calling the second largest such event in Quebec over the last 150 years, according to Eye on the Arctic

The landslide affected a thick clay soil zone approximately eight kilometres upstream from the Inuit village of Kuujjuaraapik and the neighbouring Cree community of Whapmagoostui. Over 45 million cubic metres of debris ended up in Great Whale River, the body of water both villages are located on.

The landslide measures 1.8 kilometres long and 500 metres wide across the riverbank.