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11 January 2017
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 …
19 December 2016
Last week a rockslide on Highway 299W at Big French Creek in California was caught on video. The road remains closed as a result of the landslide
7 December 2016
. The Icy Bay landslide in Alaska A very nice video has been posted on Youtube describing the link between the giant Icy Bay landslide in Alaska in 2015 (this landslide is also variously known as the Taan Fjord landslide and the Tyndall Glacier landslide), which is the largest known recent landslide in North America, and the melting of the adjacent glacier. The video features Dr Michael Loso, physical scientist …
5 December 2016
An example from Washington State in the USA illustrates how Lidar is transforming the mapping of landslides in vegetated areas
10 November 2016
Planet Labs have collected a very high quality satellite image of the Lamplugh Glacier / Glacier Bay landslide in Alaska last June
7 September 2016
Why maintaining forest roads is important – a large landslide triggered by a small culvert failure in the Six Rivers National Forest in California
17 July 2016
A new satellite image and two new videos are available of the enormous Glacier Bay landslide in Alaska, which occurred a few weeks ago
3 July 2016
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.
9 June 2016
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.
8 June 2016
On Friday a landslide occurred in Copiah County in Mississippi, killing two workers. Recovery operations are proving to be difficult.
6 June 2016
In Granbury, Texas a landslide over the weekend is threatening an apartment block, home to 16 families. The cause of the landslide is unclear.
13 May 2016
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
11 April 2016
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.
1 April 2016
This 25th edition of the Landslides in Art series features Morning at Bluff Cove by the Californian landscape artist Richard Humphrey
30 March 2016
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
20 March 2016
Near to Wenatchee in Chelan County, Washington State a landslide has developed that is now threatening over 20 houses, ileading to evacuations.
12 March 2016
A new video from Glenwood Canyon in Colorado shows nasty dancing rocks – boulders rolling down a steep slope. The potential for damage is huge.
29 February 2016
On 18th February the Elk City landslide, a large rockslide, was captured on video by a transportation worker in Idaho, USA
3 February 2016
Three new landslide videos, including a debris flow from Aconcagua, an earthflow from Muothatal in Switzerland and coastal erosion in Pacifica