Amazing Landslide Caught on Video in Riddes in Southwest Switzerland – May 24 2013


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Below is probably the best video of a progressive failure event that has appeared to date.  It has been posted on the website.  This is a landslide that occurred at Riddes in Southwest Switzerland on Friday.  It had volume of about 60,000 cubic metres.  If the video doesn’t work take a look here:

The block was presumably creeping, generating the collapses at the margins. The event (rockfall) rate noticeably increases before final failure.

It appears to me that there is still a great deal of material to leave this slope.

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