NGDIR News Section--This ancient landslide in Iran moved about five cubic miles of material.
One of the largest landslides that can be easily recognized on satellite images is the Saidmarreh Landslide in western Iran. The slide occurred about 10,000 years ago when about 20 cubic kilometers (about 5 cubic miles) of Lower Miocene and Eocene limestone detached along bedding planes and slipped down the north flank of the Kabir Kuh anticline. The maximum vertical descent was about 1600 meters (5250 feet).
The sliding slab was about 15 kilomet.............. [More]