7 April 2014
Two new landslide videos: Hannover Point, UK and Jalisco, Mexico
Posted by Dave Petley
A large landslide in Jalisco, Mexico
Liveleak has this new video of a large landslide that apparently occurred in Jalisco in Mexico over the weekend. I know no more details, but the impatient driver of the red car was lucky that the landslide did not occur 20 seconds later:
A small landslide at Hannover Point
Meanwhile there is a much better quality video of a somewhat less dramatic landslide at Hannover Point on the Isle of Wight, this time on Youtube:
The On The Wight website has a good description of how this video was collected.
Thanks also to Dr Phil Collins of Brunel University (@PhilCollins_UK) who tweeted that the start of this landslide event is available separately on Youtube:
I don’t think that first video is in Mexico:
This hasn’t been in the national news in the past few days. I just checked the twitter accout for Jalisco’s Protección Civil (the government office in charge of managing such disasters) and several local newspaperes and they have no news of landslides in the past 6 or 7 weeks.
Also, the types of cars in the video are not something you see over here (the car and their plates are too blury to confirm) and the accent and words used by the guys speaking don’t sound “local” to me (of course they could be foreigners).
2011 ADK Landslide