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6 April 2021 / Siberian Times

Building breaks in middle and collapses 10 meters as thawing permafrost no longer supports stilts

Черский, Нижнеколымский район, Sakha, Russia

Arctic permafrost is degrading much faster than expected, warn scientists from the extreme north of Yakutia. It took two years for a building in the port town of Chersky on the Kolyma River, to snap in the middle after the once solid permafrost could no longer hold its supporting foundation.

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