Huge crack running 100m opens up along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

A huge crack running 100m (328ft) opened up on a section of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast on  April 13, 2016.

It appeared between Bowleaze Cove and Redcliff Point at Preston, near Weymouth.

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The massive crack splits the land in two on the famous Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

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The resulting crevasse measures about 250 yards long, up to 3ft wide and 4ft deep on April 12, 2016.

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Thousands of tonnes of earth have given way and will continue to slip away, changing the landscape of the renowned coastline.

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It is unknown when the cliff will fall down on the beach, but walkers and tourists are now being warned to steer clear of the chasm.

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This gigantic landslip was caused by heavy rainfall in the last few months.

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Fossil hunters and beachgoers are also being warned as the crack will mean extra clay and mud on the shore below the cliff.

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As if an earthquake had struck.

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The thing is that this geological process is all part of a progressive evolution of the coastline.

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If hundreds of thousands of tonnes of rock have moved there is an increased risk of rock falls and mud that will spill out onto the beach and create a danger.

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Watch a video here.

The soil is very unstable right now so keep away.

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