4 September 2008

The physics of landslides…

Posted by Dave Petley

This is a nice illustration that the physical rules that control landslides are the same the world over (or that journalists play games occasionally…). Below is the well-known USGS image of the 1995 La Conchita landslide in California:

Compare the above image with this Telegraph Calcutta picture of a landslide at St Antony’s Colony in Munnar, India.

Almost a mirror image! Hmmm…….!