200-foot chunk of the cliff suddenly broke off and fell into Lake Superior.Jahn Martin was on Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, when a 200-foot section of the cliff suddenly fell into Lake Superior.
The entire scene was captured on video by him.
Mid-Michigan Now learned that he was riding a pontoon along with some friends and heard the wall crackle and pop. Within 60 seconds, the cliff face fell into the water.
Martin said that he could hear crackling sounds from the cliff walls and saw a section of cliff roughly 200 feet in width fall before him. Martin spoke to WLUC-TV. “The splash and the swell wave were quite dramatic.”
Rockfalls can happen for many reasons. These include water seeping between cracks, earthquakes, and vegetation growth. According to the National Park Service, extreme heat and temperature variation can also cause instability.The park’s cliffs rise 50 to 200 feet above lake level.
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The park service claims it is difficult to identify a trigger for rockfalls. Martin was one of them.
In 2019, when kayakers on a tour narrowly escaped injury when a large section of cliff crashed into Lake Superior . In 2019, there was another collapse. Kayakers were on a tour and narrowly avoided injury when a large portion of the cliff fell into Lake Superior.