For Small Town, Life as Usual Under Slow Landslide

Washington state resident Anthony Lundquist, 27, squinted up at a hunk of slowly sliding mountainside called Rattlesnake Ridge. Half a mile from where he stood selling his family’s oranges, geologists say a 20-acre chunk of basalt will soon crash down into the valley, potentially covering the busy highway and damming the river below. Lundquist bit into an orange like he was eating an apple. “I just hope I don’t get dusted from it,” he said.

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