[Video]rynner2 said:House left dangling after cliff gives way
11 June 2014 Last updated at 20:58 BST
Here is something that I thought of, and have heard concerns expressed about the potential for one occurring as a result of a landslide especially from the Canary Islands.
It brings to mind the disastrous tsunami of 1700 in Japan. That resulted from an earthquake in what is now the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
I recall watching that and thinking "Oh no it would wipe out half of the USA". You have to say there's a super-villain plot for a new James Bond movie right there.I've seem a BBC programme about a possible Canary Islands Megatsunami. http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2000/mega_tsunami.shtml
Here it is: http://documentaryheaven.com/mega-tsunami-wave-of-destruction/
Is that for real?!
Thank you. It had the feeling of real/non-real to it.The basic photo of the huge landslide is real (from Taiwan):
The house, though, was PhotoShopped in as a gag ...
FULL STORY: https://www.apnews.com/107bb67b289e42eb85e7c6e140f4b1c8Collapsing California cliff claims 3 lives along beach
A popular surfing beach was closed Saturday after a cliff collapsed, sending tons of sandstone onto beachgoers and killing three people.
A 30-foot-long slab of the cliff plunged onto the sand near Grandview Beach north of San Diego. A KNSD-TV helicopter captured footage of beach chairs, towels, surf boards and beach toys strewn about the sand.
Other beachgoers and lifeguards at a nearby tower scrambled to the towering pile of debris, which was estimated to weigh tens of thousands of pounds, to help dig out victims. ...
A woman died at the scene, and two more people later died at hospitals. Another person was taken to a hospital, and a person who had minor injuries was treated at the scene, according to statements from the city. ...
Cliffside collapses are not unusual as the ocean chews away at the base of the sandstone, authorities said. Some beach areas were marked with signs warning of slide dangers.
Several people have been killed or injured over the years in bluff collapses. The Tribune reported that Rebecca Kowalczyk, 30, of Encinitas died near the same area on Jan. 16, 2000, when a 110-yard-wide chunk of bluff fell and buried her.
Bluffs give way four to eight times a year in Southern California, but “nothing of this magnitude,” said Brian Ketterer, southern field division chief of California State Parks. ...
A landslide in New York state leaves homes dangling inches away from a giant crater
A landslide left a dozen people displaced after their homes came dangerously close to being destroyed.
Pictures of the scene on Sunday in Waterford, New York, show one home dangling off the edge of a cliff and other homes mere feet away. Initially, seven homes were evacuated, according to Waterford Fire Chief Donald Baldwin. But after engineers inspected the area, that number was reduced to three.
No one was injured and no structures were destroyed.
Engineers and other city officials are continuing to monitor the scene because the slide is still moving, according to Baldwin. Stakes have been placed into the ground to see the rate at which it is moving, according to CNN affiliate WTEN.
The cause for the landslide is unknown, Baldwin said, but he noted that the area used to be a gravel pit.