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Landslides and large dams - there may be trouble ahead...

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Many large dams will be constructed in and around the Himalayas in the next few years. This post examines the associated landslide threat
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Natural Arch Collapse Captured on Camera

Natural Arch Collapse Captured on Camera | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Tons of rock fall onto beach before the startled eyes -- and ready cameras -- of holiday goers north of San Francisco.
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Earthquake where it wasn't supposed to happen--6.9-magnitude Negros Oriental Earthquake (on the Phillippine island of Negros) of Feb. 6

Earthquake where it wasn't supposed to happen--6.9-magnitude Negros Oriental Earthquake (on the Phillippine island of Negros)   of Feb. 6 | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

(Caption: More than 50 people perished in the Solonggon Landslide where houses, built at the foot of a mountain slope, were crushed or buried.)

 

"The 6.9-magnitude Negros Oriental Earthquake of Feb. 6 came as a surprise to many, geoscientists included, because it occurred in an area where no active faults were known to exist. ... What happened in Negros Oriental reminds us that a map that does not indicate the presence of an active fault is no guarantee that the place is safe from earthquakes."

 

Shows that landscapes may have been rearranged by earthquakes without leaving surface evidence of faulting. Checkout the description of the boy who "surfed" a landslide, kite still in hand.

 

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'Dracula graveyard' bones exposed by landslip

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"Human bones are exposed at a church graveyard in Whitby after a landslide took away part of the land.

 

The large landslip, at the cliff on which St Mary's Church stands, has exposed ancient graves when rock started to crumble.

 

The church, founded around AD1110, includes the graveyard that provided the inspiration for a scene in Bram Stoker's horror novel Dracula."

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Slip sliding away: the landslides of Palos Verdes

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"A 600-foot section of Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro below the White Point Nature Preserve suddenly dropped down the cliffside. It was the most damaging landslide on the Peninsula since the 17th and 18th holes fell to the beach in 1999 from what’s now Trump National Golf Club."

 

 

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