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18 Insane Photos Of Houses Devoured By A Landslide

A huge landslide in Washington state sent trees, yards and homes into the sea.

Posted on March 29, 2013, at 12:54 p.m. ET

1. Thirty-four families were forced to evacuate their homes Wednesday after a huge landslide hit Whidbey Island, about 50 miles north of Seattle.

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3. NBC News reports that the landslide washed a road away, wiped out power lines and water mains, and plunged one home off the island's crumbling cliff.

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5. No injuries have been reported.

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7. Officials estimate the landslide to be about a quarter-mile wide and a half-mile deep - much larger than the landslides that have hit this area in the past.

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11. "It's possible more homes could be lost. We're trying to ensure the safety and awareness of people," Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Ed Hartin told KOMO-TV in Seattle.

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13. "There's not anything we can do to stop the movement of the ground."

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