25 November 2009

A follow up to the Tennessee landslide video

Posted by Dave Petley

A couple of weeks ago I highlighted a new landslide video from Highway 64 in Tennessee, USA. Thanks to the excellent GeoPracNet for highlighting that some aerial imagery is now available from News Channel 9 of the slide:

Photo by Dennis Hutcheson

The sliding plane was clearly an existing discontinuity sub-parallel to the slope, with movement perhaps being allowed by the cutting of the slope to create the road bench.