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13 June 2017

The Amyntaiou lignite mine landslide in Greece: more information

More information has emerged about the 80 million cubic metre Amyntaiou landslide in a lignite mine in northern Greece on Saturday

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12 June 2017

Anargyroi: an 80 million cubic metre mining-induced landslide in Greece this weekend

On Saturday, an 80 million cubic metre landslide occurred at Anargyroi in Greece as a result of the collapse of the slopes bordering a lignite mine

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6 June 2017

An update on the Bucium Hill landslide problem in Romania

An update on the Bucium Hill landslide problem on a slope above the main A1 motorway in the Transylvanian Hills of Romania

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5 June 2017

Another video of the terrifying Illgraben debris flow in Switzerland

Pierre Zufferey has posted to Youtube an even better video of the terrifying Illgraben debris flow of 29th May 2017, which I featured last week

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31 May 2017

Illgraben – another dramatic debris flow video

On 29th May 2017 another dramatic debris flow occurred in the Illgraben catchment in Switzerland. This event was captured on video.

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16 May 2017

The Pas de l’Ours landslide: an actively moving rockslide in the Queyras Valley of France

The Pas de l’Ours landslide: a very large and potentially-problematic actively-moving rockslide in the Queyras Valley of France

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10 May 2017

Geiranger Fjord in Norway: the spectacular rockslide video

On Monday a significant rockslide on the flanks of Geiranger Fjord in Norway was captured on a video now posted to Youtube

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8 March 2017

Bucium Hill in Romania – an interesting landslide problem on a major road

In Romania, extensive landsliding has developed on the edge of the A1 motorway at Bucium Hill in the Transylvanian Mountains

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26 February 2017

Kakanj – an enormous mine waste landslide in Bosnia last Friday

On Friday an enormous landslide occurred in mine waste from the Kakanj coal mine in Bosnia, causing the evacuation of over 150 people.

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24 February 2017

Ponzano di Civitella del Tronto: a highly destructive landslide in Italy

In Italy, a landslide at Ponzano di Civitella del Tronto is moving at a rate of about one metre per day, destroying the houses of about 120 people

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6 February 2017

New climate index based on atmospheric pressure produces more accurate predictions of storm wave conditions

A method based on the north-south atmospheric pressure gradient along the Atlantic coast of Europe could lead to enhanced forecasting of extreme wave conditions and increased preparedness within coastal communities, a new study suggests.

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Bova Marina – an interesting retaining wall failure video

On Saturday the landslide induced collapse of a large retaining wall at Bova Marina in Italy was captured on video and posted to Youtube

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27 December 2016

The Safeland project reports on landslide hazard and risk management

The full set of project reports about landslide hazard and risk management from the EU FP7 Safeland project are now available online once more.

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8 December 2016

Civita di Bagnoregio: the worlds first landslide museum?

In the small historic village of Civita di Bagnoregio is located what may be the worlds first museum dedicated to landslides

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21 November 2016

Siirt in Turkey: a desperate race to save the lives of miners buried in a landslide (with a video)

On Thursday a large rockslide in a copper mine at Siirt in Turkey buried 16 miners. Remarklably, the landslide appears to have been recorded on a video.

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13 November 2016

Asakveien: a deadly quick clay landslide in Norway on Thursday

On Thursday afternoon a quick clay landslide occurred at Asakveien in Norway, tragically killing three Lithuanian forestry workers

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8 November 2016

Recent increases in the retreat rate of chalk cliffs in southern England

A new study published in PNAS has examined the long term retreat rate of chalk coastal cliffs in S. England, finding that the erosion rate has increased by an order of magnitude in modern times

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4 November 2016

The Nera River landslide triggered by the Norcia earthquake

The Norcia earthquake last weekend triggered the Nera River landslide, a 600,000 cubic metre rock slope failure that blocked the river

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Landslides from the Norcia earthquake sequence in Italy

Salvatore Martino has kindly provided an update on landslides triggered by the M=6.5 Norcia earthquake in Italy this weekend

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1 November 2016

Another novel way to manage rockfall hazard: blasting the slope with gunfire from a tank

Authorities in Switzerland have hit upon a novel way to manage rockfall hazard by blasting it with heavy gunfire from a tank

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