14 September 2010

Road failure video from Thailand

Posted by Dave Petley

Thanks to my former student Kurtis Garbutt for the heads up on this one.  The video below shows the progressive development of a road in Thailand.  I suspect that this initiated as a culvert failure, with multiple collapses due to undercutting:

The final frames of the video show an overview of the site.  Check out where the people are standing!

As an aside, Kurtis also runs a very interesting blog on natural hazards – take a look.  It is a very useful resource with a scope that goes way beyond my site.