Massive landslide in Turkey captured on video

Massive landslide in Turkey captured on video

A massive landslide occurred at Yaglidere in Giresun, Turkey during the last week. The event was filmed, and uploaded on Youtube on February 11, 2016.

Video credit: Hüseyin Yamak via YouTube

According to expert's interpretation of the event, the landslide occurred after recent rainfall in the region, on a mountain roadside. The landslide mass landed in a part of the river bed, after a dramatic development, where an intact sliding rock transitioned into a fragmented highly mobile mass in only a few seconds.

The water displacement in the river looks quite "impressive", and the landslide appears to be composed of fine-grained slits or sands, or loess, according to the visual interpretation of the video.

Featured image: Massive landslide at Yaglidere, Giresun, Turkey, February 11, 2016. Image credit: Hüseyin Yamak via YouTube

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