This blog provides a commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings. The blog is written on a personal basis by Dave Petley, who is the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

This blog is a personal project that does not seek to represent Durham University.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Landslide oddities part 3: the ground moves in mysterious ways

First, my thanks to Ellen Hardy for pointing this one out.

Actually it is not really a landslide, but it is an example of the "strange" ways that the ground can behave.  The Southern USA has recently been affected by heavy rainfall.  In Leslie, Georgia, a homeowner was somewhat surprised when his empty swimming pool popped out of the ground.  WALB News 10 has the full story with a selection of photographs, although the best one is on the News 8 website, which also has a video:

 
http://www.wtnh.com/dpps/entertainment/must_see_video/heavy-rain-dislodges-swimming-pool-nd13-jos_5632197#.UTBZgtUXKdA
 
Read the full post on the AGU home of this blog by clicking here
 

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