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…….!
Dear Sir,New landslides in Kerala. On 30th there were several landslides in the Udumbanchola taluk of Idukki district, Kerala, India.with regardsSekhar
A major landslide occured at Sabarimala, a famous hill top temple in Kerala, on 4th September. The event washed off Chandranathan road. Caused an estimated damage of Euro 10000.
Dear Sir, A major landslide occured at Kalikavu Panchayath, Malappuram district, Kerala on 5th September 2008. 1 fatality (Mr. Kuttipalan died). 15 houses were destroyed.with regardsSekhar
Dear Prof. Dave,Do you feel these two photos are at different locations? As you mentioned, the photos in “Telegraph Calcutta” is just mirror of La Conchita Landslide in California. Please apply vertical flip to one image and compare each and every house then you will confirm both photos are the same.With best regards,Ripendra