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30 August 2017

Before and after satellite images of the Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche

Planet Labs satellite imagery is now available showing the aftermath of the Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche in Switzerland, which killed eight people

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1 August 2017

Santa Marta: a landslide induced tsunami on 19th July 2017

A 50 cm high tsunami struck the Caribbean coast of Colombia at Santa Marta on 19th July 2017. The most likely cause was a submarine landslide.

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14 February 2017

The enormous scale of the erosion problem at the Oroville Dam site

Images that have appeared online over the last 24 hours dramatically illustrate the vast scale of the erosion problem at the Oroville dam site

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13 February 2017

An update on the Oroville Dam spillways – a new phase of erosion leads to evacuation of 130,000 people

Yesterday, erosion on the margin of the Oroville Dam spillways caused concern about a catastrophic collapse. The evacuation of 130,00 people was ordered.

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10 February 2017

Oroville Dam: extraordinary erosion, and a crisis, on the spillway

At the Oroville Dam in Calfornia an extraordinary crisis has developed as the spillway undergoes massive, flood-induced erosion

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8 February 2017

Further movement of the Eaglepointe landslide in Utah

In the last few days further substantial movement has occurred on the Eaglepointe landslide in North Salt Lake, Utah in response to rainfall

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21 January 2017

Xekaman 3 hydroelectric plant in Laos: a very major landslide in December

On 16th December 2016, a major landslide destroyed the penstock and associated infrastructure at the Xekaman 3 hydroelectric power plant site in Laos

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14 December 2016

Progressive Rock Failure – a meeting in Switzerland in June 2017

ETH in Zurich is organising a very exciting symposium on Progressive Rock Failure in June 2017 in Monte Verità, Switzerland

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9 December 2016

The landslide distribution from the M=7.8 Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal

A new paper has revealed interesting spatial characteristics of landslides triggered by the 2015 M=7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal

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21 November 2016

Siirt in Turkey: a desperate race to save the lives of miners buried in a landslide (with a video)

On Thursday a large rockslide in a copper mine at Siirt in Turkey buried 16 miners. Remarklably, the landslide appears to have been recorded on a video.

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