Palisades cliff rockslide stuns residents

As seen in this view from Yonkers, a

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As seen in this view from Yonkers, a large chunk of the Palisades Interstate Park's cliff wall broke off Saturday night at about 8:30 p.m., causing a rock slide into the Hudson River. Nobody was injured, authorities said. (May 13, 2012) (Credit: Christian Wade)

If you heard a loud rumbling sound along banks of the Hudson River on Saturday night, don't worry: It was just another piece of New Jersey tumbling into the river.

Sometime after 8:30 p.m., a sizable chunk of the basalt-like rock that's part of the Palisades Interstate Park cliff face near a scenic overlook let loose, carving a path of shattered rock down to the edge of the river.


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