This blog provides commentary on interesting geological events occurring around the world in the context of my own work. This work is, broadly, geological fluid dynamics. The events that I highlight here are those that resonate with my professional life and ideas, and my goal is to interpret them in the context of ideas I've developed in my research. The blog does not represent any particular research agenda. It is written on a personal basis and does not seek to represent the University of Illinois, where I am a professor of geology and physics. Enjoy Geology in Motion! I would be glad to be alerted to geologic events of interest to post here! I hope that this blog can provide current event materials that will make geology come alive.

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Susan Kieffer can be contacted at s1kieffer at gmail.com

Friday, May 18, 2012

Landslide in Swiss Alps, phenomenal footage

On CNN today (May 18), there is an amazing video of a 300,000 cubic meters landslide in the Swiss alps. It's stable footage from a helicopter. Perhaps as impressive as the landslide are the obvious fractures in the ground that has not yet failed but will inevitably go. One of the rips goes right through a barn. It is at Preonzo, Switzerland, according to a YouTube version.

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