11 November 2009
One of the best landslide videos so far!
Posted by Dave Petley
Many of the landslide videos that I have featured on here have been quite low quality. The one featured below is unusually good. I have updated this to provide the (better) Youtube version:
The slide apparently occurred at Polk County in Tennessee, USA, on 10th November 2009. The slide appears to be a rockslide on a discontinuity dipping parallel to the slope. An interesting element of this is the clear signs of precursory activity – note the blocks on the road and the small slide that happens just before the main slide.
You should have better luck grabbing it from: http://us.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2009/11/11/take.a.look.at.this.wednesday.cnn
Dallas Fox, Polk County Tn…I live 13 miles from the slide. The big rocks on the road fell about 6AM, then the crew moved in to work on the pile. The state geologist showed at noon, and listened to the hill, made everyone move, and within 30 minutes the big slide happened. There are still large, unstable rocks on the hillside, and the contractor is driving 40 foot steel rods in to secure the worst of it.The anticipated open date for US 64 is 10 January 2010
Another great video of a TN slope failure was posted on Johannes Lochmann's blog today:http://johanneslochmann.blogspot.com/2009/12/hero-of-day.html