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2 May 2016

The location of the Kyrgyzstan loess landslide, as caught on that amazing video

Kyrgyzstan loess landslide

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.

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1 May 2016

Do not miss this: video of a catastrophic landslide in loess in Kyrgyzstan

landslide in Kyrgyzstan

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.

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25 April 2016

Two new landslide videos: Espirito Santo, Brazil and an unknown site in SW China

Espirito Santo

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 …

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7 April 2016

Five new landslide videos – two dashcam films from China, two rockfall films and a video from GNS about earthquake triggered failures

Manali

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

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31 March 2016

Pakistan: a highly destructive landslide caught on video

Pakistan

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.

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28 March 2016

A terrifying video of two coaches trapped by “shooting rocks” in Pakistan

Shooting rocks on the Karakorum Highway

A terrifying video has appeared on Youtube showing two buses trapped by “shooting rocks” on the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan

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27 March 2016

Remarkable new footage of the mudflow from the Samarco tailings dam failure in Brazil

Samarco tailings dam failure

A new video has appeared on Youtube showing the remarkable mudflow released by the Samarco Tailings dam failure in Brazil in 2015

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12 March 2016

Nasty dancing rocks: boulders in Glenwood Canyon

Nasty dancing rocks

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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27 February 2016

Vajont – La diga del disonore: the landslide scene

Vajont - La diga del disonore

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

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17 February 2016

Yaglidere – a dramatic landslide video from Turkey

Yaglidere

Youtube has a dramatic new landslide video from Yaglidere in Turkey, showing a failure in fine grained materials that transitions to a rapid flow

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