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Dorset Cliff collapse: warnings issued after Jurassic Coast fell 300 meters | UK News

Warnings were put in place after much of the Dorset Cliff collapsed onto a beach and into the sea.

The stretch of cliff of about 300 m was affected when 4,000 tons flew into massive pieces.

The rockfall along the Jurassic Coast is said to have been the UK’s biggest in 60 years.

On Tuesday, Dorset Council tweeted that a “substantial” rockfall occurred between Seatown and Eype Beach, and soon after, 300m of cliff fell just east of Seatown.

The board said: “New movements are expected with new cracks affecting the fence line but not the coast path.

“We will be monitoring over the next few weeks to ensure that any further movement does not affect access.”

He added, “Now that the ground is drying out, there is the possibility of more slips and falls and they can happen very quickly. For your safety, stay clear of the tops and bases of the cliffs when you are walking. are on the move. “

The council – in coordination with the National Trust – used rope and chain fences to demarcate the immediate area after the second rockfall.

He continued, “The path has been closed. The cliff is still very unstable and more are expected to be lost. Please take note of safety …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-15 20:43:00