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dr-dave wrote a new post, Landslides from the M=6.1 earthquake in the Atacama Desert on 25th July, on the site The Landslide Blog 3 hours, 57 minutes ago
Landslides from the M=6.1 earthquake in the Atacama Desert on 25th July
On Monday a M=6.1 earthquake occurred in the Atacama Desert, 53 km to the north of the town of Diego de Almagro in Chile. This was not a […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, Gangotri and China: three fascinating new landslide videos, on the site The Landslide Blog 2 days, 3 hours ago
Gangotri – a very nice rockslide video from India
As Asia reels under extraordinary rainfall under strong monsoon conditions, three new, interesting landslide videos have been posted on Youtube. The first shows […]
The University of Sheffield
It is with great excitement that I can announce this morning that, as from 1st November 2016, I will be moving to take up the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, The Aranayake landslide disaster in Sri Lanka – a JICA report, on the site The Landslide Blog 1 week, 1 day ago
The Aranayake landslide disaster in Sri Lanka
JICA has now posted a report online (NB it’s a PDF) providing the initial results of an investigation of the May 2016 Aranayake landslide disaster in Sri Lanka, which […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, Monsoon 2016: Nepal reels under the effects of multiple landslides, on the site The Landslide Blog 1 week, 2 days ago
In the aftermath of the May 2015 earthquake we have been worried that the first really intensive period of rainfall would lead to significant landslide problems in Nepal. Unfortunately, as Monsoon […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, Glacier Bay Landslide in Alaska: a satellite image and new videos, on the site The Landslide Blog 1 week, 3 days ago
Glacier Bay Landslide in Alaska
Slowly more information is emerging about the very large Glacier Bay landslide in Alaska, upon which I have previously blogged. Perhaps most importantly. the landslide has now […]
Ya’an City, Sichuan: a video of a very near miss
CCTV has published on Youtube a pretty dramatic video of a very near miss for a landslide in Ya’an City in Sichuan Province, China. The accompanying text […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, Bhote Kosi, Nepal: serious damage after the failure of a landslide dam in Tibet, on the site The Landslide Blog 1 week, 6 days ago
Bhote Kosi, Nepal
The Bhote Kosi valley, to the north of Kathmandu, was one of the areas most seriously affected by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Much of the damage was caused by landslides, which occurred on […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, Nagasaki, Uttarakhand and Pakistan: three new landslide videos, on the site The Landslide Blog 2 weeks, 3 days ago
A small number of new landslide videos have emerged on Youtube in the last few weeks:
A debris flow in Pakistan
This very cool debris flow video was published on 17th June. No details are […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, Lamplugh Glacier rock avalanche: A massive new landslide in Alaska on Tuesday, on the site The Landslide Blog 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Lamplugh Glacier rock avalanche: A massive new rock landslide
The media in Alaska is reporting a find by a local pilot, Paul Swanstrom of Mountain Flying Service, of a huge new landslide, the Lamplugh Glacier […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, A massive secondary landslide in Devdoraki Gorge, Georgia, on the site The Landslide Blog 4 weeks ago
A massive secondary landslide in Devdoraki Gorge, Georgia
In 2014 I posted about a very large landslide that caused extensive damage in the Devdoraki Gorge (which is often described as the Dariali Gorge) in […]
Looking at photos in earlier posts on the Agenda.ge website, it probably IS a scrub-line, but from the front end of the initial slide mass.
They’re going to be busy there for many years.
What looked to me like a “scrub line” on the right appears to be actually a geologic contact in subsequent photos on the Georgian website.
I saw a similar situation after very heavy rains in 1996-1997 on the North Coast of California: high flows overran a fill revetment and ate the roadbed beyond. The revetment stayed in place.
This was a small local, canyon-bound cluster of homes. In their case, it was months of walking in the rain until the road was repaired – it passed through several ownerships and was effectively an orphan road from a maintenance perspective.
dr-dave wrote a new post, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering report on the Kumamoto Earthquake, on the site The Landslide Blog 4 weeks, 1 day ago
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering report on the Kumamoto Earthquake
The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering has produced a report, available online, on the Kumamoto Earthquake. This is […]
Landslides in Art: Robyn Collier
This, the 26th edition of Landslides in Art, features a painting by the Australian artist Robyn Collier. Robyn’s bio on her excellent webpage describes her as follows:
Robyn is […]
Galway peat bog landslide
Various news agencies in Ireland are reporting a peat bog landslide at Clifden in Galway on Thursday night. Reports suggest that 4000 tonnes of material have shifted, blocking the N59 C […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, Pingle County: quarry collapse kills seven in Guangxi Zhuang, China, on the site The Landslide Blog 1 month ago
Pingle County quarry collapse
Xinhua reported on Monday that a quarry collapse had trapped seven people in Pingle county, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China. They provided little detail other than to say […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, Kumamoto earthquake: post-seismic landslides kill at least three, two missing, on the site The Landslide Blog 1 month ago
Kumamoto earthquake: post-seismic landslides
One of the most serious concerns about the Kumamoto earthquake in Japan was that the timing, shortly before the rainy season, meant that there was high potential for […]
This spike in slides makes perfect sense to me.
In 1992, we had the 7.1 Petrolia quake sequence here on the north coast of CA.
In 1995, I came to the coast as a geologist working as a regulator in the timber industry. This was a boom time and I was very busy evaluating numerous timber projects in the mountainous countryside.
The winter of 1996-1997 was one of the hardest on record, and everything that could blow out, did so, most particularly within 30 to 40 miles of the epicenters. Since that, rainfall was lower (actually went into a drought cycle) and things were relatively quiet, slide-wise.
This past El Nino winter, we had heavy rains again. Starting to see occasional big slides, but nothing like the years right after the Petrolia sequence.
dr-dave wrote a new post, Central Java: disastrous landslides in Indonesia over the weekend, on the site The Landslide Blog 1 month, 1 week ago
Central Java: disastrous landslides in Indonesia over the weekend
Heavy rainfall in Central Java, Indonesia triggered landslides and floods over the weekend, with disastrous consequences. The headline seems to […]
dr-dave wrote a new post, Using climbing guides to examine changes in rockfall activity in the European Alps, on the site The Landslide Blog 1 month, 1 week ago
Using climbing guides to examine changes in rockfall activity in the European Alps
One of the anticipated, and increasingly observed, effects of anthropogenic climate change is the degradation of permafrost in […]
Review of a paper: fatal landslides in Europe
In a paper just published in the journal Landslides, Haque et al (2016) present an analysis of fatal landslides in Europe between 1995 and 2014. This is an […]
Looks like you might be missing one. The 2012 landslide at the Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset that sadly killed two people. All the southern England ones you show are on the coast; this one was well inland.
[Good point – I am not sure if this is a mislocation by the team or if they missed the landslide. The latter would be surprising as it was a very high profile event. D]
Sorry, if we missed that. We tried to verify and validated our data with British Geological Survey. Thank you.
dr-dave wrote a new post, Landslide video: a massive landslide takes out a truck in Peru, on the site The Landslide Blog 1 month, 1 week ago
Landslide video: a massive landslide takes out a truck in Peru
I know nothing about the circumstances of this video, which was reportedly shot on a mountain road in Peru, or how it worked out for the driver of […]
I work at the Landslide Research Team of the Geological Survey of Peru, and I can give you some details about this event: It was in the amazonian region of El Marañon and occurred last April 2016. Tree small villages were isolated because of the landslide and it took 3 days to re-open the road. Sadly, 7 person were found dead in the truck.
All the best!
I think this is the landslide shown here from last year. One of the videos must be flipped horizontally, but the truck and pickup both look the same, and the three people in the screen cap above look like the same three at the beginning of the below video. And you’re right, it didn’t end well for the driver. The two videos must have been taken from almost the same place.
So sad to watch. They backed away at one point, probably would’ve survived if they’d stayed put out of the way.
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