30 January 2018

Three landslide videos

Posted by Dave Petley

Three landslide videos:-

It has been a while since I posted any footage, so here are three landslide videos that I have recently found:-

Clearing the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang (SUKE) highway in Malaysia

The New Straits Times has an interesting video of work to clear the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang (SUKE) highway in Malaysia.  It appears that an excavator is removing debris from the road and dumping it down the slope.  The large boulder generates an impressive amount of highly dangerous fly rock:-


A very lucky escape in China

This bus just managed to avoid being struck by a significant rockfall in China at night:-

The key seems to be that he spotted debris in the road that had fallen during precursory activity.  It appears that his act of slowing the bus meant that it avoided being flattened.


An impressive rockfall in Slovakia

This rockfall occurred in Strecno, Slovakia in July, but I have only just come across the video.  It shows a highly complex detachment event that involves sliding, toppling and finally free fall:-


three landslide videos

A rockfall at Strecno in Slovakia on 18th July 2017. Still from a Youtube video