12 Oct '11, 1am

Dramatic footage of Cornwall cliff collapse emerges - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

An amazing cliff collapse that was caught on film in Cornwall is thought to have been Britain’s largest for over a decade. The footage, filmed on Cornwall’s North Cliffs near Hell's Mouth, shows thousands of tonnes of rock from a cliff-edge 150-200ft high suddenly crashing into the sea. It has captured the attention of geologists worldwide who rarely see such footage of unpredictable rock falls. “You get something like this once every five years maybe – the chances of catching this on video are incredibly slim, I suspect the cameraman must have noticed something,” British Geological Survey engineering geologist Pete Hobbs told the Guardian. “The action of the wind, the sea and the ice will break up a rock mass like that and you’re losing support for the cliff from below. “It’s an ongoing process around the coast but it’s very, very unusual to catch a large event like that,...

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