Discussion in 'New Science' started by ramonmercado, Oct 22, 2012.
Time for a Landslides thread, they've killed a lot more people than was previously realised.
This thread looks neglected (although we do have two landslip threads). But now I can offer, not one, not two, but THREE landslides!
Warning as three landslides hit coast of north Cornwall
8 April 2016
Chunks of cliff weakened by prolonged rainfall have collapsed at three separate sites.
Cornwall Council has warned of more possible landslides following the collapses along the north coast of Cornwall in the past week.
The cliff gave way near Treyarnon on Thursday with earlier cliff falls near Trevone and Morwenstow.
The South West Coast Path has been moved further inland in the affected areas.
Leroy Chandler, who runs the Trethias Farm campsite at Treyarnon, said: "There are still pieces half-way down the cliff that haven't gone all the way yet."
A Cornwall Council spokesman said the public should "be vigilant and avoid resting underneath cliffs or straying towards the seaward side of the coast path".
Another version, and some new pics:
These dramatic pictures show the scene after two major cliff falls near Padstow
By CGBen | Posted: April 08, 2016
Cormac engineers were called to Fox Cove near the Trethias Farm caravan park just before midday.
Leroy Chandler, 34, who runs the caravan park with his parents, said he heard the first fall.
"I was in the adjacent field," he told the Cornish Guardian. "I heard it go, and saw a huge cloud of dust appear in the sky.
"I'd say at least 120 tonnes of material came down".
The first sign something was wrong appeared earlier in the day, when Leroy received [a picture of cracks in the coast path] in a text message.
"The first thing I thought was 'That wasn't there yesterday'".
Leroy contacted the countryside team at Cornwall Council, who were quickly at the scene.
Leroy, who also volunteers for Padstow Coastguard, took to social media to issue a warning that people should steer clear of the area.
Meanwhile Cormac's engineers began to secure the site.
"They were quite concerned, as I was, with the cracks in the cliff path," said Leroy. "They secured it off with rope pretty quickly."
Leroy said: "While I was showing the guy from Cormac, the second part of the cliff fell.
"I've seen cliff falls in this area, but he'd never seen one actually happen before."
Leroy described the sight and sound of hundreds of tonnes of dirt and debris crumbling into the sea.
"It's like a slide," he said. "You get small amounts running off, then it starts tumbling. Then because the cliffs are at a gradient, some of it falls outwards in the same way a building would collapse.
"But because it's all fractured slates, it's not a rumbling sound. It sounds almost like tonnes of mussel shells being poured out."
As the volunteer responsible for Padstow Coastguard's Twitter account, Leroy repeated his earlier warning that people should avoid the area.
He said: "It's lucky that we're coming to the end of the Easter period now. It was a cold and wet morning and there weren't many people around".
At least 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, officials say.
They say dozens of people are still missing since the landslide on Saturday night at the Koshe landfill. A resident said 150 people were there at the time.
A number of makeshift houses are now buried under tonnes of waste.
The area has been a dumping ground for Addis Ababa's rubbish for more than five decades.
A city spokeswoman told AP news agency that many children were among the dead.
There are fears the death toll could rise further. ...
Here is something that I thought of, and have heard concerns expressed about the potential for one occurring as a result of a landslide especially from the Canary Islands.
It brings to mind the disastrous tsunami of 1700 in Japan. That resulted from an earthquake in what is now the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
I've seem a BBC programme about a possible Canary Islands Megatsunami. http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2000/mega_tsunami.shtml
Here it is: http://documentaryheaven.com/mega-tsunami-wave-of-destruction/
I recall watching that and thinking "Oh no it would wipe out half of the USA". You have to say there's a super-villain plot for a new James Bond movie right there.
Trump triggers it as he flees into Space.
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