A massive slide that hit Mount Steele could be the largest in the recorded history of the Yukon.
Mount Steele, which stands 5,067 metres tall and is the fifth-highest peak in Canada, recently had two slides take place in the same area, on the northern face of the mountain.
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|A massive slide of ice and rock on Mount Steele in the Yukon Territory triggered seismic recorders around the world.
The second slide was by far the larger of the two and occurred on July 24, two days after the original slide.
It was the equivalent of a 3.5-magnitude earthquake and was big enough to generate a seismic signal that could be picked up around the world.