A dashcam video caught a near miss with a huge boulder in the Taroko Gorge in Eastern Taiwan on April 18, 2019. The rockfall was triggered by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in the area, you can even hear the emergency alert sound on the radio in the video. More info can be found at the Landslide Blog.
The Colorado Geologic Survey has a very comprehensive overview of the geologic hazard of rockfall in all its many forms in their latest issue of RockTalk newsletter. The entire 24-page newsletter is devoted to various aspects of the problem, mitigation options and case studies all with excellent photos. I highly recommend that you check it out. Click through for the link. (Photo by CGS)
This article notes that the combination of shallow water table and crummy soils make it difficult to rebuild safely in the Christchurch, New Zealand business district. Another interesting item mentioned in the article is that […]