14 March 2012

A really impressive landslide in Japan

Posted by Dave Petley

The Daily Yomiuri has a report on a slow ongoing  landslide in Kokugawa district of Itakura Ward, Joetsu, in Niigata Prefecture that has so far destroyed 11 buildings.  The landslide is reported to be 750 metres long and 150 metres wide:

The sandbag wall described in the article appears to be an attempt to protect the houses in the bottom left side of the photo.