16 May 2016

New videos for Monday morning: an earth mover get caught in a landslide and a debris flow from the Himalayas

Posted by dr-dave

A new landslide video for Monday morning: a destroyed earthmover

To get the week going, this video has popped up on Youtube.  It shows an earthmover getting caught, and probably destroyed, in a landslide.  I don’t think I have seen it before:

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Just before the landslide catches the earthmover gets struck the jib is moving, suggesting that the cab was occupied at this time of the landslide.  There is no information in the video as to whether the operator survived the accident:

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The backhoe being struck by a landslide, via Youtube

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And a spectacular debris flow from the Himalayas

This one was published on Youtube last month – thanks to Dr Phil Collins of Brunel (@PhilCollins_UK) for highlighting this one via Twitter.  There is no information as to the location:

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It is a beautiful example of the way in which a debris flow can transport enormous boulders:

A debris flow transporting large boulders in the Himalayas, via Youtube

A debris flow transporting large boulders in the Himalayas, via Youtube