12 April 2010

The location of the Italian train crash landslide

Posted by Dave Petley

Thanks to David Bressan of the Cryology and Co blog for help in identifying the location of the landslide in Italy today that derailed a train, killing at least nine passengers.  The location is (48.632N, 10.882E) is shown on this Google Earth image:

 The landslide was small – only 400 cubic metres – but it doesn’t take much to derail a train if it happens at the wrong time and in the wrong place, as this Il Giornale image of the slide shows: