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  • Aknesfjallet collapse - the potential widespread damage?

    I have been reading about tsunamis a lot lately and watching some of the astounding videos of the Japanese tsunamis; I had heard about Aknesfjallet (sorry, I have not got the little dots on my keyboard) and have read that the communities along the fjord are well aware of the collapse potential. However it sounds very intense. Particularly for Stranda, Hellesylt and of course Geiranger....
    I wonder whether local Norwegians in the area know anything more, such as the likelihood of other towns copping the wave/s, such as Aalesund? Ombugge?
    Last edited by nari; October 17th, 2016, 04:13.

  • #2
    Ålesund is in no danger if Åkneset goes down. You should see the movie "Bølgen" (The wave), it is about exactly this scenario.
    Regards; Sigve.


    • nari
      nari commented
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      Thanks Sigve. I did watch the movie online but wondered about its authenticity - as with most movies. I guess one real problem is the nest of large ships at Geiranger who would not have much chance of escaping out of the fjord.

  • #3
    No Aalesund is not in any danger, at least not the downtown area, but the bit facing Storfjorden will be affected to a certain degree.
    There have been some posts on the subject of Aakernesrenna on CVF before. You find some in the Sunnmore thread.
    Otherwise, just google Aakernesrenna and you will find more info in English and Norwegian.

    The big thing right now is a chunk of the mountain Mannen in Romsdal, which is threatening to slip down onto a couple of farms and the railroad to Aandalsnes.
    The chunk even have it's own name; Veslemannen and is under constant video and telemetry surveillance. You van watch it live here:

    The farms have been evacuated and rail service halted several times during the last couple of years when larger then "normal" movement been recorded.
    Plans to induce the mountain to fall in a controlled fashion is under discussion. Here is one proposal:


    • nari
      nari commented
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      Thanks. I replied an hour ago and it disappeared for some reason best known to my computer. Will look at Aakernesrenna later today.

  • #4
    Money no objection. The planned draining of Aakernesrenna has received blessing from the Government: