No one was injured during the disaster near the town of Alta in northern Norway, and the dog was able to safely swim back to land, police spokesman Torfinn Halvari said.
Jan Egil Bakkedal, who owns one of the houses lost in the landslide, told the AP he was preparing a sandwich when he heard a huge noise and “ran for his life” into the surrounding hills.
The Royal Norwegian Airforce released footage of the 1-year-old dog, an elkhound called Raija, running out of the wreckage into the hands of rescuers. The dog was reunited with its owners.
Local police told Norwegian news agency NTB the landslide was between 2,145-2,640 feet (650 meters and 800 meters) wide and up to 132 feet (40 meters) high.