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8 February 2017

Further movement of the Eaglepointe landslide in Utah

In the last few days further substantial movement has occurred on the Eaglepointe landslide in North Salt Lake, Utah in response to rainfall

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6 February 2017

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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2 February 2017

Demi Lovato reportedly has her house red tagged after a landslide in Hollywood

News reports suggest that after a landslide in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, a new house belonging to Demi Lovato has been red tagged

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22 January 2017

Nanzhang County, Hubei: 12 killed as a hotel is crushed by a rockslope failure

On Friday night a major rockslope failure in Nanzhang County, Hubei, China crushed a hotel, killing 12 people and injuring three more.

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21 January 2017

Xekaman 3 hydroelectric plant in Laos: a very major landslide in December

On 16th December 2016, a major landslide destroyed the penstock and associated infrastructure at the Xekaman 3 hydroelectric power plant site in Laos

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12 January 2017

Volcan, Argentina: massive mudflows cause major disruption

In the last few days heavy rainfall has triggered a number of major landslides that have affected the towns of Volcan and Tumbaya in Argentina

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11 January 2017

The 1906 Haverstraw landslide

The 1906 Haverstraw landslide This week marked the 111th anniversary of the disastrous Haverstraw landslide in Rockland County, New York, which killed 19 people.  The disaster was caused by the folly of humans, chasing wealth to be made from the excavation of glacial blue clay, ideal for brick making.  At the height of the industry there were an estimated 3,000 labourers making 350 million bricks per year in Haverstraw.  Over …

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9 January 2017

Naxal, Kathmandu: a landslide apparently caused by poor construction management

At 7 am yesterday a major collapse occurred on an important road in Naxal, Kathmandu, apparently triggered by poor construction techniques for a new hotel

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1 January 2017

Tumpat-Kuala Lipis: A landslide induced train derailment in Malaysia

Yesterday heavy rainfall triggered nine landslides on the Tumpat-Kuala Lipis railway line in Malaysia, one of which derailed a train

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30 December 2016

Jharkhand and Hpakant: two deadly mine waste landslides in the last two days

Jharkhand in India and Hpakant in Burma (Myanmar): two mine waste landslides in the last two days that have caused multiple fatalities

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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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11 November 2016

St-Luc-de-Vincennes: a spectacular quick clay (?) slide in Quebec

A spectacular and dramatic landslide at St-Luc-de-Vincennes in Quebec, Canada yesterday has the hallmarks of a quick clay slide

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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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21 October 2016

The Aberfan victims and survivors

The Aberfan victims and survivors Today is the 50th anniversary of Aberfan, an event that will be commemorated both at the site and across the United Kingdom.  It is of course a day to remember the Aberfan victims, the majority of whom were children and teachers at the Pantglas Junior School, and to hear accounts of the survivors.  Those lost are remembered in a simple memorial garden at Aberfan, with …

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17 October 2016

The Aberfan Disaster: a simple guide to what happened

A simple guide to what happened on the day of the Aberfan disaster, which killed 144 people, most of them children, 50 years ago this week

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14 October 2016

Aletsch landslide: significant acceleration of movement

The movement rate of the Aletsch landslide in Switzerland has increased significantly in the last few days, and is now about 80 cm per day

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11 October 2016

The Sucun landslide: missed opportunities to protect the village

The Sixth Tone has published two articles evaluating the missed opportunities to prevent the Sucun landslide disaster in China, which killed 27 people last week

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7 October 2016

Landslides in Art Part 28: Cantata Memoria – in memory of the Aberfan Disaster

Cantata Memoria is a musical composition by Karl Jenkins, released today, in memory of the October 1966 Aberfan landslide disaster in South Wales,

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6 October 2016

Liukuo Hot Spring: a major landslide on the Southern Cross Island Highway in Taiwan

Earlier this week a major landslide, caught on video, blocked the Southern Cross Island Highway at Liukou Hot Spring in Taiwan

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5 October 2016

Aletsch: a major developing post-glacial rockslide

A major post-glacial rockslide is developing on the flanks of the Moosfluh above the Aletsch Glacier in Canton du Valais in Swizerland

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