This video shows a huge landslide appear to take out a portion of an entire mountain. It must have been a sight to behold…and the rumbling is quite ominous. The title of the video notes that it took place in Kyrgyzstan in September of 2020, but there is no other info. I also checked the Landslide Blog, my usual go-to resource for this type of thing. Unless I’m missing it, he doesn’t have any info on this landslide in recent posts. It’s possible I missed it, or the video is mislabeled and it took place earlier than September. If anyone knows more details on this one, drop me a note or leave a comment. Thanks to Jim Withiam for sharing this with me.
For those of you following the landslide in residential La Jolla California known as the Soledad Mountain Road landslide, it made the news again a couple days ago when a section of the slide re-activated and slid 10-ft down the hill. Doesn’t sound like too big of a deal to me, no additional houses damaged. I’m curious how it related to the shear pins they installed a couple of months ago.
Additionally, the San Diego City Attorney has released a report detailing the sequence of events leading up to the landslide. One interesting note is that the Mayor of San Diego is in hot water with the City Attorney’s office for hiring outside legal council to handle the legal aspects of the landslide. According to the City Attorney’s office, he wasn’t allowed to do that, but so far the City Attorney hasn’t stepped in to force the outside attorney(s) to drop the case saying it would open the City up to even more liability.