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Major landslide in Chalk debris, Punfield Cove 2001. In December 2000 and January 2001 following a period of exceptionally persistent heavy rainfall a failure occurred primarily within talus on the mid to lower cliff, but the unloading of the cliff face resulted in renewed rockfall failures of insitu Chalk material extending up to the cliff top. Note also the strong toe erosion of the debris.