Warning issued as heatwave causes landslide along Jurassic Coast, UK

 Thursday, August 11, 2022 


The extreme heatwave caused landslides along the Jurrasic region of the beach in the UK. Warnings of future occurrences have also been issued. The landslide occurred on devon beach. Many believe this is happening due to the continuous and abnormal heat wave. This is the second major landslide to take place along the Jurassic coast in two weeks.

It is estimated that similar incidents can happen in future as well. Experts are urging the public to be hypervigilant on south coast beaches that might trigger further landslides. dr Vanessa banks, who is an engineering geologist with the British Geological Survey said that she is very shocked to find out such an occurrence happening so quickly.

She also said that people should notice the overhangs as fast as possible.
She stated that communication with the public will now be an absolute necessity. The material on the top has been very heavy and thus it was risky in that area for really some time.

The Dorset council stated that in case of extreme temperature it is possible to have landslides. The heat causes the rocks to expand. In those cases often the balance gets disturbed and finally the land drops down.
Huge dramatic landslides occur when continued slab disruption is noticed.

Local authorities in the area have warned people to stay awake. with the Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat crew asked people to not walk on East Beach, there have been multiple cliffs falling in different directions. They also said that this might happen several times again.

East Devon police were also on the scene, telling people on Twitter that these might happen once again in a row. All of these can be prevented only if the alerts have been made in a timely manner and relocate people.

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