17 May 2011

Landslide wave video

Posted by Dave Petley

Thanks to Tom Hodgson for the heads-up on this one.

Youtube has a video of a wave generated by a landslide in Porcupine Bay in Washington State in 2009.  Whilst the news report is a little breathless, the footage of the wave is good:

The Sliding Thought Blog, which now seems to be defunct (?), has a good description of the event.  Kudos to the camera woman for her rescue – the two boys survived with only minor injuries.