7 April 2016
Five new landslide videos – two dashcam films from China, two rockfall films and a video from GNS about earthquake triggered failures
Three new landslide videos – two dashcam films from China and a video from GNS about earthquake triggered rockfalls
1. A dashcam film of a large landslide from China:
2. A dashcam video of a landslide near to Guilin in Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, Guangxi, China
There is a little more information about this one. It is less dramatic, but still interesting. The driver was clearly rather wise in choosing not to proceed and pick his/her way around the rocks in the road. This illustrates one of the hidden perils – the precursory falls cause vehicles to slow down, which means they are in danger for much longer:
The full description from Youtube is as follows:-
Torrential rain over the Qingming Festival three-day weekend has triggered landslides in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Footage shot by a car’s dashcam shows the moment a landslide took place on an expressway in Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County on Monday. Realizing the danger of the situation ahead, the car driver and a passing van stopped just in time and hurriedly reversed their vehicles.
3. What is it like to be caught in a rockfall?
The answer is truly terrifying. This was published on Youtube on 30th March. It occurred in Ancash, Huaraz in Peru:
This could have had a terrible ending.
4. A big toppling failure from India
This apparently happened in the Pangi Valley in Himachal, India. There is no time stamp:
And finally, a video from GNS Science about their response to the most recent Christchurch earthquake
This is a very nice video about how Geonet / GNS Science responded to the Valentines Day earthquake in Christchurch. The first part of the film features the rockfall team, including my friend and former student, Chris Massey.