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Yosemite National Park El Capitan rockfall caught on video

A massive rockfall was caught on video earlier this week at northern California's Yosemite National Park. White clouds are seen emanating from the side of El Capitan.

A massive rockfall was caught on video this week at California's Yosemite National Park

White clouds are seen emanating from the side of El Capitan, one of the park's most popular peaks. 

The Feb. 20 video was taken by artist Alex J. Wood and posted to Twitter. It currently has more than 30,000 views.

"The noise was so loud," Wood told Storyful, describing the sound as "thunderous." 

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Park officials estimated that the rockfall was "5-10 times smaller than the 2017 rockfall," which led to the death of a British tourist.

Following the incident, the National Park Service said the rockfall occurred from Horsetail Fall and that there had been no injuries. 

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However, as a precaution, the park closed Northside Drive for a period of 24 hours. 

Horsetail Fall is best known for its orange and red glow in the setting sun during the month of February.

El Capitan stands at over 3,000 feet from the floor of Yosemite Valley. 

Climbers come from all over the world to scale El Capitan.

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