40 meter section of Northwest England beach collapses

February 15, 2011CUMBRIA, UK – A section of the Coast to Coast Walk in Cumbria has been closed after a landslip near its starting point. A 40m stretch of the cliff-top path at South Head at St Bees has collapsed and authorities say it is unsafe for the public to use. Police were alerted yesterday evening and immediately cordoned off the area. Copeland Borough Council also alerted the Liverpool Coastguard office. The local Coastguard sector manager went to the scene, along with Whitehaven Coastguard Rescue Team and officers from the council to assess the extent of the fall, which is right at the start of the 309km (192-mile) route, which runs from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast. Liverpool Coastguard watch manager Paul Parkes said: “We would like to advise members of the public to take care when walking the stretch of cliffs between North Head and South Head at St Bees as part of this path has been closed off for safety reasons. “The council currently have specialists on scene to assess whether there is a risk of further land sliding. “We are now working with the local council and emergency planning officers to minimise the risk to members of the public as a result of this incident.” –Grough UK
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6 Responses to 40 meter section of Northwest England beach collapses

  1. Novelka says:

    What does it mean in the light of all the recent events worldwide?
    DOes this have any connection to the latest earthquakes and other signs of planetary unrest?

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  2. Silke says:

    No connection with earthquakes – its natural erosion and has been going on for hundreds of years. Large stretches of the east coast are made up of easily eroded glacial tills which can’t withstand high seas. I live in the area and visit the east coast often – a beautiful place!

    More info here:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/york/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9367000/9367627.stm

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  3. novelka says:

    Poland? Was there any earthquake there?
    If so, do you know any details, as where, etc.

    As for the beach – could be both maybe..
    Deep rumbling helping eroded grounds to collapse, what do you recon?

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    • Destabilization and deformation is certainly a geological characteristic event of tremors, subsidience, landslips ect, but if Silke is attributing it to an erosion problem from his eyewitness accounts, I’ld say I think we just acquired a valuable set of eyes on the ground and we ask that they keep us posted. You can use the search feature box on the home page to search for any article we’ve covered but here’s the search results Nov for Poland. https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/?s=poland

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