"The causes of landslides are not a mystery to mankind. Layers of rock and soil such that rain running along a clay or rock layer can create a slippery surface for the weight of the layers above it is a common cause. A rock jumble from previous mountain building, broken or fractured rock easily dislodged. We have stated that the earthquakes man experiences between the periodic passages of Planet X can be considered aftershocks from the last passage, and this is true of landslides also. Mountain building rumples the landscape, so the land is not flat but has steep ravines and hill sides. Older mountain ranges are recognized for their rounded or smoothed appearance, because of frequent landslides distributing the rubble.

"As we approach another passage, another Pole Shift, the pace of landslides has picked up. Why would this be? Plates under pressure will put pressure on regions that contain rumpled hillsides and deep ravines, as these give more readily than strictly flat land, thus act as a weak link. In addition, due to the wobble, the weather has gotten more extreme, with drought and deluge increasing in extremes. Dry ground, suddenly flooded with rainwater needing to seek its level as runoff, will create internal water slides between the rock and soil layers that constitute the rumpled hillsides. Is there an early warning system that mankind could use? The trembles that soil about to slide emits could be detected, yes. These are not earthquakes, and have their own frequency. "

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Comment by Derrick Johnson on January 24, 2023 at 6:38am

Shocking video shows the moment a massive section of a cliff collapses and crashes onto beach below in San Diego

  • Video captured the moment part of a cliff broke off onto a beach below
  • The incident happened at Black's Beach in San Diego, California 
  • One estimate says the volume of the collapse is 150,000 cubic yards 
  • A local geology professor said the collapse is the most severe in 40 years 

Stunning video captured the moment a massive section of a cliff broke off and fell onto a San Diego-area beach. 

The incident happened on Friday around 2.45pm when reports were called into local law enforcement about a 10-minute landslide involving major portions of the cliff. 

According to a geology professor who spoke with local media, the collapse is the most notable and significant cliff failure in 40 years. It's unclear what caused the collapse but recent rain and other climate concerns could be contributors. 

Estimates say the volume of the collapse is around 150,000 cubic yards.

The professor said the collapses are most common from December to January and can be caused by a myriad of issues impacting beaches and shores. 

'High sea cliffs, waves eating at the bay, gravity pulling on it constantly, less sand on the beach in the winter, highest tides -- all those things increase the probability of cliff failures,' he said. 

California's recent rainfall totals, brought on by a series of atmospheric rivers, could have also played a factor in the collapse. 

It's a fact that is worrying some residents who live nearby and enjoy hitting the beaches out of fear of a repeat incident. 

'It's kind of concerning, I'm scared to go down there still,' said one woman who spoke with NBC 7 about the collapse. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11668403/Watch-Huge-Sectio... 

Comment by KM on November 27, 2022 at 3:52pm

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Deadly landslide tears through Italian island of Ischia


A number of people are feared to have been killed after a mudslide triggered by heavy rains swept away homes on the island of Ischia, near Naples.

The torrent of mud and debris dislodged trees, engulfed buildings and dragged cars into the sea as it reached the coast early on Saturday.

The body of a woman was reported to have been found under the mud, and several other people are still missing.

Dozens of homes are cut off, with bad weather hampering rescuers.

Resident Lisa Mocciaro told Ansa news agency: "We started hearing loud thunder at about 03:00 (02:00 GMT), then the first landslide came down, followed by a second one around 05:00. It was horrifying."

Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi told reporters the situation was "very complicated" and that the people missing were believed to be trapped under the mud. Up to 155mm (6.1in) of rain fell over the course of six hours.

Damage wreaked by the mudslide, including destroyed houses

The mudslide dragged debris and trees down the mountains towards the coast of the island of Ischia


Heavy rains have been battering Campania, the region surrounding Naples and Ischia, for several days. A weather warning for rainfall and strong winds is in place until Sunday.

On Thursday, two people were killed due to bad weather in the region. An Argentine tourist drowned after being swept into the sea during a coastal storm, while a man was struck by lightning on a beach.

Local authorities are urging residents to stay home to avoid hindering emergency services.

Earlier, Infrastructure Minister Matteo Salvini said eight people had died in the landslide, adding: "From north to south, this country needs to be protected because it is the most beautiful country in the world."

But the interior minister later said that no deaths had yet been confirmed.

Like nearby Capri, Ischia, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is a popular holiday destination for tourists and Italians alike. Ischia featured in the popular book series Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante and was the backdrop to the 1999 film The Talented Mr Ripley.

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Comment by Tracie Crespo on October 29, 2022 at 2:27am

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-28/floods-landslides-in-philipp...


Floods and landslides in Philippines' south kills at least 42 people

Posted17 hours ago, updated 12 hours ago
People in life jackets are rescued in a boat in a flooded river.
Philippine Coast Guard rescuers evacuate residents from their flooded homes due to a tropical storm in Maguindanao province, Philippines.(Reuters: Philippine Coast Guard/Handout)


Philippine search and rescue teams have pulled bodies from water and thick mud, bringing the death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by a storm to 42, with dozens more feared buried.


Key points:

  • Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Nalgae have killed at least 42 people
  • Rescue and retrieval operations are temporarily suspended overnight and will resume Saturday morning
  • It is the 16th storm to hit the Philippine archipelago this year

Eleven bodies were retrieved in the southern province of Maguindanao, which was hit hard by approaching tropical storm Nalgae, according to Naguib Sinarimbo, interior minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Mindanao.

Rescue and retrieval operations are temporarily suspended overnight and will resume Saturday morning, Mr Sinarimbo said, as more people were feared still trapped under mud and flood waters, particularly in the town of Datu Odin.

"Based on the assessment on the ground, at that specific site, there were many [who got buried]. The number might hit 80, but we are hoping it won't reach that number," Mr Sinarimbo said via phone.

Authorities have evacuated thousands of people out of the path of Nalgae, which could possibly make landfall on Friday night in Samar province in central Philippines, disaster officials said.

Mr Sinarimbo said the rainfall in Maguindanao province had exceeded expectations.

"There were preparations made but unfortunately, the rainfall was more than what people had expected," Mr Sinarimbo said.


Someone in a life jacket drags two ropes behind him in waist-deep flood waters.
The death toll from the floods are expected to rise.(Reuters: Philippine Coast Guard/Handout)

The unusually heavy rains that flooded several towns in Maguindanao and outlying provinces overnight in mountainous regions with marshy plains were caused by Nalgae, which was expected to hit the country's eastern coast from the Pacific Ocean on Saturday morning, according to forecasters.

Floodwaters rapidly rose in many low-lying villages, forcing some villagers to climb onto their roofs, where they were rescued by army troops, police and volunteers, officials said.

"In one area in Upi only the attic of a school can be seen above the floodwater," said disaster-mitigation officer Nasrullah Imam, referring to a flood-engulfed town in Maguindanao.

In another southern province, Sultan Kudarat, rescue workers used rubber boats to get to residents trapped in chest-deep waters, images shared by the coast guard showed.

Landslides and floods are frequent in the Philippines, due in part to the growing intensity of tropical cyclones that regularly batter the country.

The Philippines have an average 20 typhoons a year.

Tropical storm Nalgae, with winds of 75 kilometers per hour, forced flight cancellations just as thousands of people were planning to travel to their hometowns to observe All Souls Day.

Schools were also shut down and some ports had operations paralyzed. The storm could intensify further while moving over the Philippine Sea, the weather bureau said.

Comment by Tracie Crespo on October 10, 2022 at 3:27pm

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Landslides Leave at Least 22 Dead, and Dozens Missing in Venezuela

Genevieve Glatsky and Tibisay Romero - Yesterday 6:35 PM


Heavy rains and landslides have left at least 22 people dead and 52 missing in a single town in north-central Venezuela, officials said Sunday.

Mud coursed through the streets of Las Tejerías, Venezuela, over the weekend.
Mud coursed through the streets of Las Tejerías, Venezuela, over the weekend.© Matias Delacroix/Associated Press

The authorities believe that an unknown number of other people in the town, Las Tejerías, remain trapped in their homes by the mud.

The Venezuelan armed forces planned to deploy canines and drones to find the missing residents and to deliver food and medicine, one top military officer, Remigio Ceballos, said at the news conference in Las Tejerías, about 40 miles southwest of the capital, Caracas.

Venezuela’s vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, said at the news conference that the authorities were making every effort to get them out alive, but almost two dozen people were known to be dead.

“We have lost children, girls, all very regrettable,” Ms. Rodríguez said.

The rains began late Saturday afternoon, and intensified throughout the night. Overflowing streams carried away trees and electricity poles, and damaged homes and businesses. Cellphone service, already spotty in the region, was almost wiped out by the storm.

Some 20,000 homes throughout the surrounding Santos Michelena municipality were affected, according to the Red Cross in Aragua State.

On Sunday, Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, declared the area a disaster zone and announced three days of national mourning. His vice president said the government would provide shelter for victims, support for damaged businesses and aid to farmers who lost crops.

This is ordinarily Venezuela’s rainy season, but it has been especially bad this year.

“The effects of the climate crisis are causing this tragedy,” Ms. Rodríguez said.

On Sunday night, it was reported that it had started to rain again in the region.

Elsewhere in the region, a tropical storm, Julia, strengthened to a hurricane and set off flash flooding and mudslides in parts of Central America over the weekend.

Colombia’s president, Gustavo Petro, said on Twitter that Julia had left two injured, two houses destroyed and 101 damaged on the Colombian island of San Andres.

On Sunday morning, the hurricane made landfall e in Nicaragua before weakening and becoming a tropical storm, bringing with it heavy rains.

The storm formed just 10 days after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, barreling across the state as a powerful Category 4 storm, destroying neighborhoods and infrastructure, unleashing floods, wiping out power and killing at least 120 people, according to state and local officials.

Ian, which later regained hurricane strength before making landfall in South Carolina, followed a relatively quiet start to the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June through November. There were only three named storms before Sept. 1 and none in August, the first time that has happened since 1997.

Storm activity picked up in early September with Danielle and Earl, which formed within a day of each other, and Ian, which formed on Sept. 26.

Isayen Herrera contributed reporting.



Comment by KM on February 28, 2022 at 7:33am

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10557913/Mystery-road-ripp...

Mystery as road is ripped up and twisted by 'unexplained underground movements' - as drivers continue to use it despite millions of pounds of damage

  • A section of the B4069 near Lyneham in Wiltshire has become badly contorted 
  • Parts of the topsy-turvy tarmac are snapped and even pointing at 45 degrees
  • The damage has been caused by so far unexplained underground movements
  • Earthquake-like damage has caused the road to be damaged since February 17 

A ripped up road could cost millions to repair after mysterious underground movements left it so warped it looks like it had been hit by an earthquake.

A section of the B4069 near Lyneham in Wiltshire has been so badly damaged the tarmac has completely snapped or is at a 45 degree angle.

Wiltshire Council say the road has been closed since February 17 - but some drivers are still trying to use it according to police.

The earthquake-like damage has been caused by unexplained underground movements which will now be investigated.

Local residents claim the subsidence has been getting worse over the last year and a landslip was inevitable.

A warped section of the B4069 near Lyneham in Wiltshire has left residents mystified as to exactly what underground processes could have caused the earthquake-like damage

A warped section of the B4069 near Lyneham in Wiltshire has left residents mystified as to exactly what underground processes could have caused the earthquake-like damage

Experts will investigate the cause of the severe subsidence that has left parts of the road cracked and sticking out at a 45 degree angle

Experts will investigate the cause of the severe subsidence that has left parts of the road cracked and sticking out at a 45 degree angle

Since February 17, the section of the road has been closed, although Wiltshire Council say some motorists have stubbornly kept using it

Since February 17, the section of the road has been closed, although Wiltshire Council say some motorists have stubbornly kept using it

Tarmac snaps off the road after strange underground movement

Wiltshire Council said it is now waiting for a report from geotechnical specialists before taking further action.

Dr Mark McClelland, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for transport, told BBC Radio Wiltshire: 'It could costs hundreds of thousands or up into the millions [to fix].

'There is significant damage to the road. It could be up to 12 months in total. It's not something that can be resolved in a matter of days or weeks.'

Dr McClelland added in some places the road had 'buckled' up to four feet, and descriptions of it looking like an earthquake were accurate.

The damage could cost millions of pounds to repair, leaving motorists to take diversions for a year, according to Dr Mark McClelland, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for transport
Wiltshire Council are waiting on a report from geotechnical specialists before moving forward with repairs so they can understand what has resulted in the topsy-turvy topography

Wiltshire Council are waiting on a report from geotechnical specialists before moving forward with repairs so they can understand what has resulted in the topsy-turvy topography 

He added: 'The underlying ground has slipped and we need to understand why that has happened.

'The police have been very clear that it's very dangerous for motorists to ignore signage.'

The remarkable damage is also affecting local business, with local pubs like the Peterborough Arms suffering huge losses in bookings since the closure.

Comment by KM on February 18, 2022 at 3:29am

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Apocalyptic floods and huge mudslides kill at least 94 people after 10 inches of rain falls in just 3 hours on Petropolis, Brazil

Aerial view after a mudslide in Petropolis, Brazil on February 16, 2022. – Large scale flooding destroyed hundreds of properties and claimed at least 34 lives in the area. Photo by Florian PLAUCHEUR

At least 94 people have died after heavy rains sent devastating mudslides and floods through a mountainous region of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state.

Petrópolis, the “imperial city” which was the summer getaway of Brazil’s monarchs in the 19th century, was directly in the path of the deluge when it hit on Tuesday.

The city’s mayor, Rubens Bomtempo, said the number of dead could keep on rising as searchers picked through the wreckage. Twenty-one people had been recovered alive.

Rio de Janeiro state governor, Claudio Castro, told reporters in Petrópolis: “The situation is almost like war … Cars hanging from poles, cars overturned, lots of mud and water.”

Civilians joined the official recovery efforts on Wednesday. Among them were Priscila Neves and her siblings, who looked through the mud for any sign of their disappeared parents, but found only clothing. Neves said she had given up hope of finding her parents alive.

Rosilene Virgilio, 49, was in tears as she recalled the pleas for help from a woman she couldn’t save.

“Yesterday there was a woman screaming, Help! Get me out of here!’ But we couldn’t do anything; the water was gushing out, the mud was gushing out,” Virgilio told the Associated Press. “Our city unfortunately is finished.”

Governor Cláudio Castro said that he was mustering all the state government’s heavy machinery to help dig out the buried area. He told journalists that soldiers were already working in the stricken region, which saw about 900 deaths from heavy rainfall in January 2011.

The state fire department said late on Tuesday the area received 25.8cm (just over 10in) of rain within three hours on Tuesday – almost as much as during the previous 30 days combined.

Video posted on social media showed cars and houses being dragged away by landslides, and water swirling through Petrópolis and neighboring districts. The Globo television network showed houses buried beneath mud in areas firefighters had not yet been able to access.

Several streets remained inaccessible on Wednesday as cars and household goods piled up, blocking access to higher parts of the city.

“The neighbors came down running and I gave them shelter,” bar owner Emerson Torre, 39, recalled.

But under torrents of water, his roof collapsed. He managed to get his mother and three other people out of the bar in time, but one neighbor and the person’s daughter were unable to escape.

“It was like an avalanche, it fell all at once. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Torre told the AP as rescue helicopters hovered overhead. “Every neighbor has lost a loved one, has lost two, three, four members of the same family, kids.”

Petrópolis city hall declared three days of mourning. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who is on a trip to Russia, said on Twitter that he instructed his ministers to deliver immediate support to the afflicted. “May God comfort the family members of the victims,” he wrote.

South-eastern Brazil has been punished with heavy rains since the start of the year, with more than 40 deaths recorded between incidents in Minas Gerais state in early January and São Paulo state later the same month.

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Comment by KM on January 9, 2022 at 5:10am

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10382473/Brazilian-canyon-...

Video captured the moment the cliffside went down
The rock fell  on top of two tourist boats

Shocking video captured the moment the cliffside fell on two tourist boats

Shocking moment Brazilian cliff collapses on two tourist boats near popular sightseeing spot, killing at least seven people, seriously injuring nine and leaving three missing

  • Part of a Brazilian canyon fell on top of two tourist boats and sent debris flying to other vessels at a popular tourist spot on Saturday
  • At least seven were killed, nine were seriously injured and three more are reported missing
  • Officials said at least 32 have been taken to the hospital as emergency responders search for those missing 
  • Authorities had issued a warning to stay away from waterfalls in the area after major rainfall left the cliffsides vulnerable 

At least seven people have died and nine were seriously injured after part of a canyon collapsed on top of two boats carrying tourists at a popular sightseeing spot in southeast Brazil.

Authorities said three people were still missing after others feared lost were located by telephone. Divers searched the lake. 

The collapse took place near a picturesque waterfall in a canyon located near the popular tourist village of Capitolio, in the southeast of Brazil, on Saturday. 

Dramatic footage captured the moment a huge slice of the rock wall breaks off from the canyon and begins to slowly fall forward on top of two tourist boats. 

Passengers can be heard screaming as the cliffside crashes directly on one of the boats, engulfing the other nearby ship and sending waves and debris flying to the other vessels touring the area.   

Authorities said at least 32 people have been taken to hospital and nine are still recovering from serious injuries.

The people hospitalized in the accident had broken bones and one was in serious condition in hospital with head and facial injuries.  

Video from other boats revealed that that the tourist ships had been worried about the cliffside and were urging the other boats to get away moments before the tragedy. 

The passengers could be heard screaming out to the others to move away, with their pleas growing as rocks began chipping and falling away from the cliffside.  

Rovilson Teixeira, an experienced boat operator, told the local press he expects more victims to be found. He added that he had never seen anything like this before in the area.

'We are all stunned, nobody knows how many victims, but I can already say that it wasn't just one or two deaths, but many deaths. There are a lot of injured people.

'The place is full of ambulances from all over the region that came to deal with the victims, but nobody can yet process the scale of this tragedy.'

The collapse, described as 'like a domino', is thought to have been caused by excessive rain. Authorities had warned locals earlier that day to avoid waterfalls in the area, which may have been vulnerable to large volumes of water.

The region has been under heavy rainfall for two weeks, which could have loosened the rock face. On Saturday, a dike overflowed at an iron ore mine 300 kilometers to the east, cutting off a major federal highway. 

Lieutenant Pedro Aihara, spokesperson for the local fire department, said rock collapses in the region are normal - but not in this scale or trajectory.

'Normally the piece of rock slides down from where it is,' he told news portal UOL. 'This time, the structure fell down like a domino and what hit people was the upper part, in a perpendicular trajectory.' 

According to local reports, of the victims still in hospital two have exposed fractures, four have light injuries and three are in a grave condition.

The Brazilian Navy have opened an investigation into the causes of the tragedy.

Comment by Recall 15 on September 10, 2021 at 10:55pm

September 10, 2021 

A LandSlide has reported at Tlanepantla México, its buried three houses in the area, and so far four people are reported missing without an injury report. The collapse mobilized the emergency bodies of Tlalnepantla, who moved to the place with the support of firefighters and paremedics of the Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection.

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Comment by KM on August 2, 2021 at 5:19am

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9849609/Moment-huge-chunk-...

Huge landslide on Jurassic Coast sends tons of rock crumbling down on remote beach after recent heavy rain left cliffs unstable

  • The shocking landslip occurred on the coast at Seatown near Bridport, Dorset, on Saturday 
  • Recent heavy rain made porous sandstone that makes up the 180 million-year-old cliff substantially weaker
  • Hundreds of tons of mud fell onto a remote area of the beach which luckily does not attract many visitors 

This is the shocking moment a huge chunk of Britain's Jurassic Coast came crumbling down onto a remote stretch of beach.

The landslip occurred on the coast at Seatown near Bridport, Dorset, on Saturday after recent heavy rain made the porous sandstone that makes up the 180 million-year-old cliff substantially weaker.

Hundreds of tons of mud and earth fell onto a remote area of the beach which luckily does not attract many visitors.

The landslip occurred on the coast at Seatown near Bridport, Dorset, on Saturday after recent heavy rain made the porous sandstone that makes up the 180 million-year-old cliff substantially weaker

The landslip occurred on the coast at Seatown near Bridport, Dorset, on Saturday after recent heavy rain made the porous sandstone that makes up the 180 million-year-old cliff substantially weaker

A crew member from Lyme Bay Rib Charter captured the moment the landslip occurred after noticing some smaller rocks starting to move.

Richard Edmonds, a freelance geologist from Lyme Regis, said the landslip is a continuation of another massive fall that happened in April this year.

He said: 'I think it was inevitable because there have been cracks developing up there since April.

A crew member from Lyme Bay Rib Charter captured the moment the landslip occurred after noticing some smaller rocks starting to move
Richard Edmonds, a freelance geologist from Lyme Regis, said the landslip is a continuation of another massive fall that happened in April this year

A crew member from Lyme Bay Rib Charter captured the moment the landslip occurred after noticing some smaller rocks starting to move

Hundreds of tons of mud and earth fell onto a remote area of the beach which luckily does not attract many visitors

Hundreds of tons of mud and earth fell onto a remote area of the beach which luckily does not attract many visitors

'We have had a lot of heavy rain fall on layers of porous sandstone and the water has seeped through that but not the clay behind it and the water has built up and up and that has made the cliff weaker.

'It is a bit like dunking a biscuit in a cup of tea. It gets weaker and weaker until it crumbles.

'Landslips like this start off slowly and then accelerate which is probably why someone managed to get this one on camera.'

Comment by KM on July 27, 2021 at 6:11am

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/on-camera-himachal-bridge-swallowed...

Video: Himachal Bridge Hit By Boulders Rolling Down Hill, 9 Tourists Dead

The rocks can be seen hitting cars at the foot of the mountain, kicking up a massive cloud of dust.

Video: Himachal Bridge Hit By Boulders Rolling Down Hill, 9 Tourists Dead

Chunks of rocks can be seen breaking off a mountain and rolling down into the valley below.

Nine tourists were killed and several were injured after a massive landslide hit a bridge in Himachal Pradesh's Sangla valley on Sunday. In a terrifying video, large chunks of rocks can be seen breaking off a mountain and rolling down into the valley below. The video shows a section of the bridge crumbling and plunging into a river after a boulder hits it.

"All the 11 victims were tourists whose vehicle got hit by boulders," said Saju Ram Rana, SP Kinnaur, adding the injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

A team of doctors is at the spot, he said.

The rocks can be seen hitting cars at the foot of the mountain, kicking up a massive cloud of dust.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Jairam Thakur expressed sorrow over the loss of lives in the accident.

"It is very sad that a vehicle carrying tourists came under its grip, in which nine died and two injured and one passerby got injured. May God grant peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved family," Mr Thakur tweeted in Hindi.

"All arrangements are being made for the treatment of those injured in the accident. I wish them a speedy recovery," read a tweet from the Prime Minister's office.

PM Modi also announced an aid of  2 lakh each for the families of those who died in the accident and  50,000 to the injured from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.

46CommentsThe weather office recently issued a landslide warning in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rainfall predicted in the next few days. In the last few years, landslides have become a common occurrence in the hill state,


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