23 January 2015
You must watch this! An amazing new landslide video from Dagestan
Posted by Dave Petley
This is probably one of the best landslide videos so far. It was posted on Youtube yesterday, with the title: “Terrible Landslide in the Mountains of Dagestan!“
It is a classic and very spectacular example of an earthflow. The people trying to rescue the car were fortunate, and indeed I suspect that with a winch the vehicle would be recovered. The rapid transition from slow creep to fast flow, occurring at the point of the screenshot below, remarkable.
Look at how hummocky the ground below the road is…