Moment in which a huge landslide occurs on the Jurassic Coast that causes tons of rocks to fall on a remote beach (VIDEOS)

A strong landslide occurred this Saturday on the Jurassic Coast, in the British village of Seatown, after recent torrential rains considerably weakened the porous sandstone that makes up the 180-million-year-old cliff.

In several videos, posted on social networks by witnesses, it can be observed how hundreds of tons of mud and dirt fall on a remote beach.

The Jurassic Coast, which stretches over a distance of more than 150 kilometers over the English Channel in southern England, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 due to its geology and geographical features.

Freelance Geologist Richard Edmonds explained to the Daily Mail that that landslide is a continuation of another massive fall, which occurred last April. “I think it was inevitable, because cracks have been taking place since April,” he said.

He explained that the rainwater has seeped through layers of porous sandstone, but not the clay behind it, and “has accumulated and weakened the cliff.” “It’s a bit like dipping a cookie in a cup of tea. It gets weaker and weaker until it falls apart.”

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