FACT CHECK: Nepal avalanche passed off as Uttarakhand glacier burst

A video of a huge block of snow falling off a mountain is viral on social media. Users claim it is a glacier burst that..

By Misha Rajani  Published on  11 Feb 2021 7:20 AM GMT
FACT CHECK: Nepal avalanche passed off as Uttarakhand glacier burst

HYDERABAD: A video of a huge block of snow falling off a mountain is viral on social media. Users claim it is a glacier burst that took place in Uttarakhand's Chamoli on Sunday.

This video became viral after the Nanda Devi glacier in Uttarakhand broke down causing large-scale destruction on February 7

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FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter found that the claim is false as the viral video shows an avalanche that took place at Kapuche Lake, Nepal.

A reverse image search led us to an Instagram video from January 11, 2021 with the caption: "Huge Avalanche at Kapuche Lake".

We then searched using the keyword "Huge Avalanche at Kapuche Lake" and found several videos that showed the same incident from January 2021. All these videos mentioned the location as Kapuche Lake.



We also found several articles by AGU BLOGOSPHERE and TH



E WEATHER on this incident. It stated that the incident took place in Nepal. The title reads: " Kapuche Lake, Nepal: a video of an avalanche air blast"

We also compared the visuals in the video with images of the Kapuche Glacier on Google Maps.


Evidently, it is clear that the viral video showing blocks of snow rolling down is not from Uttarakhand. The claim is false.



Claim Review:Uttarakhand glacier burst
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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