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17 July 2016

Glacier Bay Landslide in Alaska: a satellite image and new videos

A new satellite image and two new videos are available of the enormous Glacier Bay landslide in Alaska, which occurred a few weeks ago

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3 July 2016

Lamplugh Glacier rock avalanche: A massive new landslide in Alaska on Tuesday

On Tuesday 28th June a 150 million tonne landslide, the Lamplugh Glacier rock avalanche, occurred in Alaska. This enormous landslide travelled 10 km across the ice.

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9 June 2016

The response of Californian earthflows to drought

In a paper in Geophysical Research Letters, Georgie Bennett and colleagues have examined the response of Californian earthflows to the ongoing drought. They have found that the landslide have slowed markedly as conditions have become drier.

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8 June 2016

Copiah County: a fatal landslide accident in a gravel quarry

On Friday a landslide occurred in Copiah County in Mississippi, killing two workers. Recovery operations are proving to be difficult.

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6 June 2016

Granbury, Texas: a lakeside landslide that threatens an apartment block

In Granbury, Texas a landslide over the weekend is threatening an apartment block, home to 16 families. The cause of the landslide is unclear.

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13 May 2016

New landslide videos from the last few days, including an impressive rockfall at Mont Granier

Two new landslide videos have appeared on Youtube, including an impressive rockfall last weekend on Mont Granier in the French Prealps and a smaller collapse at Swimmer’s Delight in California

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11 April 2016

The Tyndall Glacier landslide: images from the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Chris Larsen from the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks has released a set of aerial images of last year’s Tyndall Glacier landslide and tsunami in Taan Fjord in Alaska. This was the largest historic landslide in North America.

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1 April 2016

Landslides in Art Part 25: Richard Humphrey

This 25th edition of the Landslides in Art series features Morning at Bluff Cove by the Californian landscape artist Richard Humphrey

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30 March 2016

Rockfall triggering on warm days in exfoliating landscapes

In a new paper in Nature Geoscience, Collins and Stock (2016) have shown that thermal expansion can be a key factor in rockfall triggering in Yosemite

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20 March 2016

Chelan County: A landslide near Wenatchee triggers evacuations

Near to Wenatchee in Chelan County, Washington State a landslide has developed that is now threatening over 20 houses, ileading to evacuations.

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12 March 2016

Nasty dancing rocks: boulders in Glenwood Canyon

A new video from Glenwood Canyon in Colorado shows nasty dancing rocks – boulders rolling down a steep slope. The potential for damage is huge.

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29 February 2016

Elk City landslide: a very interesting video

On 18th February the Elk City landslide, a large rockslide, was captured on video by a transportation worker in Idaho, USA

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3 February 2016

New landslide videos: Aconcagua (again), Muothatal and Pacifica

Three new landslide videos, including a debris flow from Aconcagua, an earthflow from Muothatal in Switzerland and coastal erosion in Pacifica

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12 January 2016

A major rockslide on US2 near Wenatchee

A major rockslide has blocked US2 near to Wenatchee in Washington State, USA. The landslide appears to be a wedge failure in a jointed rock mass

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2 January 2016

The Tyndall Glacier landslide in Alaska: the largest recorded non-volcanic landslide in North America

In October 2015 the 72 million cubic metre Tyndall Glacier landslide in Alaska generated a significant tsunami that swept down the Taan Fjord.

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19 December 2015

Florence, Oregon: a fatal landslide triggered by intense rainfall

Early on Friday morning a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall killed a woman near to Florence in Oregon, NW USA

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15 December 2015

Tillamook in Oregon: crowd sourcing a landslide repair

Near to the town of Tillmook, Oregon a rainfall-triggered landslide has severely damaged a small community, who are trying to crowd fund a repair

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22 November 2015

Vasquez Canyon: a new landslide in Santa Clarita, California

In the last few days an interesting landslide has developed in Vasquez Canyon in California, destroying a road

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30 October 2015

The Big Horn Mountains landslide in Wyoming

In the last fortnight the Big Horn Mountains landslide had developed in Wyoming, creating an enormous canyon-like tension crack

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18 October 2015

Videos and images of the mudflows in the Tehachapi Mountains, California

Extreme rainfall on Thursday triggered mudflows in the Tehachapi Mountains of California. A number of videos caught the events as they developed, and there are some excellent galleries of images of the aftermath.

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