Two members of the British Geological Survey landslide response team observed a landslide event at Wang Shan, China, on September 13, 2012.
During a conference field trip around Gansu Province, the team captured a video of the landslide in progress; including the downslope movement of rock debris and a tree fall.
Geology for Global Development also recorded a video showing the landslide:
The Wang Shan slope rises some 1100 m above the valley floor, to a height of 2600 m, part of a ridge leading up to the 3300 m high ‘And Shangduonao’. The Wang Shan slope comprises a landslide complex with a history of past movement, according to local information from villagers in Dengqiao. Experts from BGS believe that slope deformation has been accelerating.
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