28 May 2008

Sichuan – what does a landslide look like in reality?

Posted by Dave Petley

Understanding what a landslide is actually like is rather difficult when you can only see the deposit and the scar. Now, all landslides are of course different, but in the case of Sichuan we are dealing with some of the most rapid and dangerous ones. So, I thought it would be constructive to post the following Youtube video, which was taken in Malaysia in 1993. Click on it to view – I promise you won’t be disappointed. It remains the very best landslide video that I have ever seen, despite the fairly poor resolution.