Friday, 9 May 2008

Landslip site still dangerous

During last Tuesday night there was a very substantial landslip on the notoriously unstable coast between Lyme Regis and Charmouth in Dorset. Described as "the worst for 100 years" the slip extended over a length of about a quarter of a mile, clearly a significant event. The immediate problem is that rocks up to the size of cars are still liable to come crashing down to the beach; it's no wonder then that the authorities have issued a stern warning to fossil hunters and curiosity seekers to keep well clear of the area until some sort of stability returns. One has to be thankful that the landslide occurred when it did and not during the daytime on bank holiday Monday. I have a very healthy respect for the forces of nature be they originating from the geology or weather and would not risk walking beneath those cliffs at anytime!

For more information together with a video it's worth clicking here.

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