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17 January 2017

Mount Sulzer – a series of dramatic, and extremely large, debris and ice avalanches

Mount Sulzer

Over the last three years a series of dramatic, and extremely large, debris and ice avalanches have occurred on Mount Sulzer in Alaska

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12 January 2017

Volcan, Argentina: massive mudflows cause major disruption

Volcan

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

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

Naxal

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

Tumpat-Kuala Lipis railway line

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 landslide

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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27 December 2016

The Safeland project reports on landslide hazard and risk management

Safeland

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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13 November 2016

Asakveien: a deadly quick clay landslide in Norway on Thursday

Asakveien landslide

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

St-Luc-de-Vincennes

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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24 October 2016

The mysterious Tibetan ice avalanches of summer 2016

Tibet avalanches

This summer there has been an unprecedented pair of giant Tibet avalanches caused by glacial collapse in the Aru mountain range

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