Earth movement on Jurassic Coast

A landslip has destroyed more than 400 metres of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

Described as the worst for 100 years, the landslip blocked a stretch of beach between Lyme Regis and Charmouth but there are no reports of injuries.

Portland Coastguard said the site was “still rumbling” when crews left for the night but it was too dark to assess damage. Work resumed at first daylight.

The area is part of 95 miles (153 km) of Dorset and east Devon known as the Jurassic Coast, with rocks recording 185 million years of the earth’s history.

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