In Dover, UK, a large chunk of the famous white rock broke and fell into the English Channel. Passers-by recorded the incident.
Dover – Much of the famous white cliffs near Dover plunged into the English Channel.
As the British media reported on Thursday, Walker captured the natural phenomenon in photos and videos.
On social networks, users jokingly claimed that the spectacle was a status symbol of the United Kingdom.
“What is the nature of humor, irony and time: Brexit – Britain’s iconic rocks fall into the icy sea,” wrote one user on twitter.
The rocks, easily seen by ferry, were built around 90 million years ago.
Its white color is due to the structure of the chalk – particularly prone to erosion. Therefore, the parts keep falling into the sea.
According to the researchers, the rocks have eroded ten times faster in the past 150 years than in the past 7,000 years.
According to the online portal â€œKent Liveâ€, this was only the third time in the last 20 years that such a large piece was broken.
Chalk cliffs also break on the Baltic island of Rugen, and larger breaks are frequent. In February 2005, for example, the main battle of Wissover Klinken fell into the sea with around 50,000 cubic meters of chalk, and in 2011 a girl from Brandenburg was killed in the demolition.
In addition to the already soft structure of the chalk, the erosion is accompanied by the force of waves hitting the rocks, as well as storms and heavy rains.
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