Significant slope failure at Urni Landslide in Kinnar caught on camera, India
A significant slope failure occurred at the Urni Landslide in Kinnar, Himachal Pradesh on December 19, 2022, and was caught on camera by users on National Highway 5.
Fortunately, there was no loss of life at this site, but the road was closed for repairs.
“The archive images of the site on Google Earth provide a classic case study of the development of a landslide through time,” Dr. Dave Petley of The Landslides Blog noted.1
“The slope is now deeply problematic – note the very diversion of the road across to the other bank of the river for a short section to try to avoid the landslide toe.”
1 The Urni landslide: a recurring slope failure in India – The Landslide Blog – December 21, 2022
Featured image credit: Khabrein express news (stillshot)
If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Commenting rules and guidelines
We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:
We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.