An avalanche is a mass of snow moving rapidly down a slope, sometimes reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour, triggered by either natural causes or human activity. Avalanches are responsible for more deaths per year than earthquakes. They are often triggered the first clear day after a storm because it has made the snowpack unstable. This category includes descriptions of avalanches and how they occur, their effects, warning signs, and safety measures.
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