Burton Bradstock rock fall, Dorset

Pennington, Catherine; Boon, David; Morgan, Dave. 2012 Burton Bradstock rock fall, Dorset. BGS website.

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On 24 July 2012, the BGS Landslide Response Team received reports of a large rock fall on the Jurassic Coast at Burton Bradstock in Dorset. Tragically, 22-year-old Charlotte Blackman from Derbyshire was killed in the incident. The public have been advised to stay away from the cliffs. It was reported that approximately 400 tons of rock fell in two rock-fall events approximately 20 minutes apart at around 12:30. Have British cliffs become more prone to landslides? The Guardian, 25 July 2012 Woman feared dead after cliff crashes down to coastal path. The Independent, 25 July 2012 Couple cheat death by seconds as they watch 300 ton cliff landslide just feet away. The Daily Mail, 19 February 2012 The BGS Landslide Response Team carried out a survey of the site, including a LiDAR survey, on 25 July 2012. Data collected from this survey is logged in the BGS National Landslide Database NLD 18684/1.

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