Landslide on Quick Clay near Montreal, Quebec, Canada

What was initially reported in the media as a sinkhole in the area of St. Jude, Quebec, northeast of Montreal, appears to be a landslide caused by so called quick clay. This particular formation, the Leda Clay, is well known for these types of failures. Tragically, a family of 4 was killed while watching TV in their basement when the slide occurred. A collection of media and blog coverage on the event is presented below.

St. Jude, Quebec Quick Clay Landslide Links