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Friday, 13 February 2015 08:19

Video: The chronicle of a slow moving landslide; Val Parghera Switzerland

Video: The chronicle of a slow moving landslide; Val Parghera Switzerland Credits: GEOPRAEVENT

Contrary to the common belief that landslides are violent, quickly evolving natural phenomena, triggered by heavy rain, earthquakes or volcanic activity, today's time lapse proves that landslides may move much slower. The time lapse presents the evolution of a landslide in Switzerland over a time span of 20 months as monitored by a Swiss consulting firm. 

The Val Parghera landslide, at Switzerland's largest canton; Grisons is a slowly evolving phenomenon occurring next to important infrastructure such as railways and highways. To monitor the landslide, GEOPRAEVENT consults, hired by the canton's authorities, installed webcams, radars and laser scans in the area. Engineers measured different landslide velocities ranging from 3.9inches per hour (recorded in June 2013) to as low as 0.4inches per month.

 Watch the video  below, compiled from pictures taken from May 2013 to January 2015!

 For more information on the Val Parghera landlside, visit the company's website here!

 

Source: AGU.Blogosphere, Youtube, GEOPRAEVENT

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