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Kinky Road - California...

Post by Rockhopper on Tue May 03, 2016 6:28 pm


The road through Vasquez Canyon, Calif. is bending snd buckling. Probable cause, a slow-moving landslide!



Locally, the road has risen over 4.5 meters (15 feet) of the ground in this mysterious event the underlying cause of which yet remains to be fully explained. Usually, such buckling is caused by shifts in the earth related to earthquake or very strong rainfalls, however none of that is the case here, according to geologists who investigated the area.

"There was no big rainstorm that triggered this. There was no big earthquake that triggered this,"said Jeremy Boyce, University of California, Los Angeles geologist.

Instead, Boyce and his students have discovered that the most likely cause for this event is the progressive landslide, developing nearby Vasquez Canyon. The trigger for the landslide has not been uncovered so far, although some media and experts think one of the causes could be that the road is moving upwards, as indicated in the drone footage above.‚Äč



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Post by Kaere on Tue May 03, 2016 9:45 pm

Ha! I love it Very Happy the power of nature showing us and our technology what's what.
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