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.