"Landslide" Doesn't Even Begin To Cover What The Earth Is Doing Here

Apr 25, 2015 By Christi Mulligan
Recently, a video has emerged showing a landslide (or earthflow) that is making its way across the land in Russia. One author compared the visual to a tsunami that is made of rocks, snow and mud. Upon the video's initial release, the only information that could be found regarding the incident came from the American Geophysical Union's Landslide Blog. It stated that the flow began on April 1 and it occurred in Zarechny, which is located in Western Russia.

Comments were made on the same site that noted other possible locations, but no confirmation on the exact location has been reported. An earthflow is when ground materials like sediments of clay and silt become completely saturated in water and begin moving. The materials become a thick, gooey substance that, with the pull of gravity, will begin to move at a downward slope. The more water that is present, the faster the earth will flow.
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