Man Captures Incredible Footage Of Mountain Collapse

StoryfulPublished: April 10, 2017117,067 views
Published: April 10, 2017

Lloyd Cotsen was in Zuma Beach in Malibu, California when he inadvertently filmed a quite extraordinary mountain collapse at Point Dume that extended into an adjacent parking lot. No injuries were reported from the March 25 incident.

Lloyd, who had actually intended to film whales that day, described the scene to Storyful: “I was just waiting with my friends who were loading up their paddle boards and noticed the “dirt waterfall”. So, I turned my camera on it just while I was talking to my friends. If they had left sooner, I would have missed it."

Nicole Mooradian of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, which owns and manages the parking lot adjacent to where the slope failure occurred, told Storyful that, “after the slope failed, we closed a portion of the parking lot to ensure the safety of our beach patrons. We have since reopened the parking lot.”

A similar incident was recorded in Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province in China on July 10, when a huge chunk of clay and rock breaks away and crashes off the side of the mountain, after a season of heavy rain has hit the country.

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      DanaTeresa1 · 4 weeks ago

      Mountain Collapse? Give me a break. I've seen bigger slides than this in person almost every winter here. I drive logging roads and back roads 8 to 12 hours a day 5 days a week for 50 years and counting. People would never believe how often this happens When you speak of "Mountain Collapse," people where I live think Mt. St Helens.

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        DanaTeresa1 · 4 weeks ago

        We watched that up close and personal. One minute it was there, then it was gone. A rumble, a puff of smoke and most of a huge mountain is gone with the wind.

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          DanaTeresa1 · 4 weeks ago

          This video is fun to watch, don't get me wrong. But Mountain collapse?