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Landslide affects 34 homes on scenic Washington island

Residents of a hillside overlooking scenic Puget Sound heard the thunder of a large landslide Wednesday that knocked one home off its foundation, and isolated or threatened more than two dozen others on Whidbey Island, about 50 miles north of Seattle.

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March 27, 2013: Geologist Terry Swanson from the University of Washington surveys the damage from a landslide on Whidbey Island near Coupeville, Wash.
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March 27, 2013: In this aerial photo, a house sits near the edge of a landslide, near Coupeville, Wash. on Whidbey Island.
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March 27, 2013: In this aerial photo, a house sits near the edge of a landslide, near Coupeville, Wash. on Whidbey Island.
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March 27, 2013: An aerial photo shows a landslide near Coupeville, Wash. on Whidbey Island.
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March 27, 2013: In this aerial photo, a landslide is shown near Coupeville, Wash. on Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island authorities say one home has been severely damaged by the landslide that has isolated or threatened 33 more homes in the community overlooking Puget Sound about 50 miles north of Seattle. Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue evacuated one person from the damaged home. About 10 more residents have been evacuated by boat.
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Landslide affects 34 homes on scenic Washington island

Residents of a hillside overlooking scenic Puget Sound heard the thunder of a large landslide Wednesday that knocked one home off its foundation, and isolated or threatened more than two dozen others on Whidbey Island, about 50 miles north of Seattle.

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