18 February 2012

New landslide video: open cast coal mine failure in Indonesia

Posted by Dave Petley

Liveleak has just posted this video of a very large open cast coal mine failure in Indonesia.  According to the commentary that accompanies the video, it occurred on 4th January 2012 and resulted in one fatality:

Whilst the camerawork is shaky (understandable given that the landslide came over the wall of the pit), the first part of the video shows a very large and very mobile slide.  It is worth viewing the first part twice as the second time it is possible to get a better idea of what is going on.