12 April 2010

The location of the Italian train crash landslide

Posted by dr-dave

Thanks to David Bressan of the Cryology and Co blog for help in identifying the location of the landslide in Italy today that derailed a train, killing at least nine passengers.  The location is (48.632N, 10.882E) is shown on this Google Earth image:

 The landslide was small – only 400 cubic metres – but it doesn’t take much to derail a train if it happens at the wrong time and in the wrong place, as this Il Giornale image of the slide shows: