5 May 2021

Yangliu Forest Park: an interesting landslide video from South China

Posted by Dave Petley

Yangliu Forest Park: an interesting landslide video from South China

An interesting landslide video has been posted to Youtube, showing a failure that occurred last week in Yangliu Forest Park, a tourist area in Quanzhou, Guangxi, South China.  There are various angles on this event.  The best video that I have found is on Youtube, which shows two different views of the failure:

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The commentary says:

At the scene of the emergency, a landslide occurred in the Yangliu Forest Park in Quanzhou, Guangxi. With a loud noise, the earthwork and trees poured down instantly. The people on the scene screamed and quickly escaped to avoid danger, and road traffic was interrupted. Remind everyone, pay attention to safety.

There is a view from the other end of the landslide too, which appears half way through this video, also on Youtube:

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The failure appears to be the result of works on the road.  The slope that has failed is a steep cut in deeply weathered rock, as the image below shows:

The landslide at Yangliu Forest Park in South China.

The landslide at Yangliu Forest Park in South China. Still from a video posted to Youtube.