A rockslide occurred last weekend in the Batseri, located in Northern India about 650 km north of New Delhi. The event was captured on several cell phone videos, but the one below is my pick for the most fascinating and terrifying. It shows several large rocks on the order of 5-6′ diameter at least that go airborne for a long-distance…right towards the videographer. One rock narrowly misses the abutment of a small bridge, and another one hits the bridge itself, bringing down the entire structure. The Landslide Blog has more details and links to some of the other videos. It’s not shown in this video, but apparently, 9 people were killed and three injured by this event when a tour bus was struck one or more rocks.
Some friends at NHAZCA S.r.l. in Rome, Drs. Serena Moretto and Paolo Mazzanti, have been demonstrating their company’s technology to use satellite imagery to produce highly accurate displacement measurements and maps. Serena recently posted a […]
These are some really fantastic photos of the Devil’s Slide tunnel construction. For those who aren’t familiar, the tunnels will be bypassing a particularly landslide and rockslide-prone portion of the California Coast that is currently […]