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What does an avalanche sound like?

  1. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 5 years ago

    What does an avalanche sound like?

    Snow is quiet when it comes down, and it hushes the neighborhood with a stillness, but I have the impression that an avalanche would be loud.  What do they sound like?


  2. msorensson profile image72
    msorenssonposted 5 years ago

    First silence then like the sound of water rushing through a great water falls, except hollow not full .. this is the best way I can describe it..

  3. MisterH profile image59
    MisterHposted 5 years ago

    From a distance (the best way to experience an avalanche believe me) they sound like thunder rolling through the mountains.  Up close they are, indeed, loud but describing the noise might not be foremost in your mind at the time.

  4. Vellur profile image90
    Vellurposted 5 years ago

    An explosion, a steady sound increasing to a crescendo, the rocks and large boulders tumbling together in the snow and a frightening experience.

  5. JamesGrantSmith profile image59
    JamesGrantSmithposted 4 years ago

    It sounds very loud, like a bomb has just exploded some rocks.