15 January 2019
Two new landslide videos: Lebanon and Russia
Two new (to me at least) landslide videos have been posted onto Youtube:-
A landslide in Lebanon
There have been a number of reports of landslides in the Lebanon since the start of the year. Reports on 9th January described a landslide on the Tyre – Sidon highway, injuring one person. Then on 14th January a landslide injured three people on the Chekka – Batroun highway, injuring three people. There are warnings of more landslides to come.
On 7th January, the following video was captured in Lebanon. It is not clear as to where this landslide occurred:-
An earthflow in Russia
Meanwhile, a video has emerged, apparently captured in Russia in 2012, although there is very little information about it:-
This is a pretty dramatic event. Reports say that the trees are being felled by an earthflow, and there are signs of that on the road:-
The number of trees being felled suggests that the landslide was occurring across a broad front. It would be interesting to know how this ended.
Thanks to Ellen Brundige for highlighting the Russian earthflow to me.