Video: Forest destroyed

Video: Forest destroyed

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by Paul Kenney

kgw.com

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Updated Friday, May 14 at 10:32 PM

RAW AERIALS: This is a long clip showing the destruction of the forest surrounding the mountain. In the area closest to the mountain everything was pulverized. Just beyond was the forest zone where trees were flattened but not incinerated by the blast. Pay close attention to the pattern in which the trees fell. It shows the direction of the blast as it throttled through the valley. Consider the power of the explosion: these foothills, covered in flattened trees, are thousands of feet high and many, many miles away from the center of the explosion.

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