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2 May 2016
Using Google Earth it is possible to track down the location of the Kyrgyzstan loess landslide. This is an area with many similar landslides, some of which have also displayed high levels of mobility.
1 May 2016
An astonishing video has appeared on Youtube showing a video in, I assume, loess in Kyrgyzstan a few days ago. The landslide killed a teenage boy.
25 April 2016
Espirito Santo rock joint collapses There is an extraordinary video on Facebook showing massive collapses of sheeting joints in Espirito Santo Brazil. I cannot embed the video, but really recommend that you take a look. This is the moment of collapse: . The collapse occurred in Pancas County of Espirito Santo in an area of granite massifs. The video was posted by Heinrich Theodor Frank, who provides the following comment …
7 April 2016
Five new landslide videos – two dashcam films from China, two rockfall films and a video from GNS about earthquake triggered failures
This post features 5 new landslide videos, including two dashcam videos from China, a terrifying rockfall video from Peru, a toppling failure from India & a feature on the GNS earthquake response
31 March 2016
A new video has appeared on Youtube of a highly destructive landslide in Pakistan. The origins of the landslide are unclear, but the initial failure appears to trigger a larger slip on the lower slopes that dramatically destroy a number of houses.
28 March 2016
A terrifying video has appeared on Youtube showing two buses trapped by “shooting rocks” on the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan
27 March 2016
A new video has appeared on Youtube showing the remarkable mudflow released by the Samarco Tailings dam failure in Brazil in 2015
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.
27 February 2016
The Italian film Vajont – La diga del disonore (2001) provided a dramatisation of the events of the 1963 Vajont landslide disaster in 1963. The dramatic and harrowing landslide scene is now available on Youtube
17 February 2016
Youtube has a dramatic new landslide video from Yaglidere in Turkey, showing a failure in fine grained materials that transitions to a rapid flow