9 March 2012

Friday fun: fantastic new landslide video from New Zealand

Posted by Dave Petley


Hat tip to Tim Niven for this one.  Last week a landslide occurred on the main road north out of Gisborne in North Island of New Zealand, which blocked the Waioeka Gorge.  Remarkably, the landslide was captured with a high quality video.  This can be viewed at the  following link:

Waioeka Gorge landslide

Even though this is Facebook, do take a look.  It is really very fortunate that no-one was caught up in the landslide.

NZ Herald has a very good album of images of the landslide, from which the image above is derived.