All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘boulders’

Yosemite Rockfall: Massive Boulders Block Trail

A rockfall on March 31 at Yosemite National Park in California has blocked a hiking trail. About 16,000 tons of rocks fell from a cliff near the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, causing a cloud of smoke. The fall was reportedly a 500 foot drop. Some of the boulders broke into pieces hitting nearby trees before tumbling into water. Other boulders have caused the …

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Storms Move Boulders Weighing 78 Tons

As LiveScience is reporting, boulders on Ireland’s coast have been confounding scientists for years. You see, these boulders, some weighting in excess of 78 tons, have a tendency to get up and walk around. The rocks on the coastline of Ireland’s Aran Islands have been spotted so far inland that scientist thought only a tsunami could have had the power …

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