Friday Headlines, October 17, 2014
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Massive landslides in Italy
This is actually kind of ‘old’ news, as this happened back in 2010. However, this is yet another example of mass wasting happening on Earth.
This landslide/slump is believed to have been caused by heavy rains. If you look at the footage provided by the link, there’s evidence of a massive head scarp, characteristic of slumps. But the way the material moves, it’s speed and almost liquidness, makes me want to call this a landslide.
Either way, this event falls into the category of “You see it coming and you can (probably) get out of the way to safety.”