17 November 2009

Now that is what I call a boulder!

Posted by Dave Petley

Thanks to Dr Kurt Douglas at the University of New South Wales for drawing my attention to this. The Australian Courier Mail has a story today about a family that survived a near miss from a 1500 tonne boulder that rolled from the hill above their house in southern Queensland on Friday. The rock detached from the slope above their house and rolled to within 50 m of their property at 3 am. All this sounds quite unremarkable until you see the pictures of the boulder:

And the source: