Cave-In Cavity, Devil's Tunnel, North Centre Bastion, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK

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John Latter on April 19, 2007

(Also see: Satellite view of the North Center Bastion annotated with tunnel system locations, surface features, drawbridges, etc.)

This image shows how the Tunnel 3 cave-in looks from the tunnel itself.

The above photo, however, shows the hole created directly above Tunnel 3 (running left to right) when the sidewall gave way. A small section of exposed moat-wall brickwork can also be seen.

Standard Info:

The North Center Bastion is only part of Dover's extensive Napoleonic defenses - click on Western Heights and then check the tag list for all the locations covered (eg Drop Redoubt, Grand Shaft, North Entrance - more will be added as time goes on).

Also see St Martin's Battery

John Latter on April 19, 2007

Image taken on the 'second expedition', April 18th, 2007.

John Latter on April 28, 2007

Saturday, 28th April 2007: At 8.19 am this morning (according to my watch) an earthquake happened! It was quite amazing even though it only lasted a few seconds (certainly made my eyes wobble).

Anyway, its going to be interesting to find out if the above photo (and the 'sister pic' linked to in the 1st comment) still accurately portrays that part of Tunnel 3!

Here's a link to the BBC's news report "Earthquake shakes parts of Kent"

Wikipedia also carries the article, "Dover Straits earthquake of 1580"

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 19, 2007
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/04/18 10:51:44
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired