16 March 2012

Additional resources (photos and videos) for the rockfall at the White Cliffs of Dover

Posted by dr-dave

Further to my post yesterday about the rockfall at Dover last week, there are two excellent resources online about this event.  First, the Daily Mail has a really wonderful gallery of images, from which the one below is taken:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2114912/White-Cliffs-Dover-Thousands-tons-chalk-crash-sea-large-section-collapses.html

Second, Youtube has a video of the site:

Note the huge block that is detaching to the right (looking at the cliff) of the block that has fallen.  Another landslide is inevitable at some point reasonably soon.  Of course the reason that these cliff remain so white is that the faces are renewed regularly by large rockfalls.