Here’s the Man’s story
Surveillance activities at Mannen over the past five years revealed recurrent rockfall events in response to heavy rain. This resulted in frequent evacuations of those living near the base of the mountain and authorities often closed the Raumabanen railway line.
There is no indication of major landslides near the village of Romsdal in modern times, but after several seasons of fieldwork researchers unexpectantly found evidence of a few ancient rockfall events. These include three landslide events at Mannen near the last ice age. Also, further landslide mapping activities have produced evidence of another three to six landslide events that occurred about 5000 years ago.
Last year another secret of the mountain was exposed. Chemical analyses and the mineral composition of the gneiss suggests that Mannen mountain was built from the bottom-up, 30 kilometres deep in the Earth's crust at a temperature of over 800°C.
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