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9 June 2022

The Black Lake landslide at Thetford Mines in Quebec

In the last few days a video captured by a drone of the aftermath of the 2009 Black Lake rockslide at Thetford Mines in Quebec, Canada, has gone viral. 

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22 March 2022

Scud Glacier: images of the 2020 rock avalanche in British Columbia

Scud Glacier: aerial images of the 2020 rock avalanche in British Columbia in Canada.

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22 November 2021

The British Columbia landslides and floods – new images of the impacts

Over the last few days new sets of images have been posted online of the enormous impact of the landslides that affected parts of British Columbia a week ago, caused by an exceptional rainfall event. 

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16 November 2021

Landslides and road damage from an atmospheric river event in British Columbia

An atmospheric river rainfall event on Sunday and Monday caused large numbers of landslides in British Columbia, Canada.

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11 May 2021

Historical landslides that have resulted in fatalities in Canada

The Canadian Geological Survey has published an excellent graphic showing historical landslides that have resulted in fatalities in Canada

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27 April 2021

Great Whale River: a very large, low-angled landslide in Canada on 22 April 2021

On 22 April 2021 a very large landslide occurred on the Great Whale River in Quebec, Canada. Images suggest that this landslide, which is about 4 km long, was a quick clay slide.

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29 December 2020

Taku River: another very large landslide in British Columbia, Canada

Taku River: another very large landslide in British Columbia, Canada. A Facebook user, Darryl Keith Tait, has posted images and video of the aftermath of a huge rockslope failure.

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16 December 2020

Bute Inlet: a very long runout proglacial landslide in Canada

A massive rockslope failure and 13 km long debris flow near to Bute Inlet in British Columbia, Canada in late November

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3 November 2020

Williams Lake: 1 million cubic metre, damaging landslide in Canada

Williams Lake: On 31st October 2020 a 1 million cubic metre landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall, occurred in British Columbia, Canada

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16 October 2020

Harrison Lake: newly discovered, large, ancient landslides in Canada

Harrison Lake: a nice paper in the journal Landslides (Hughes et al 2020) describes newly discovered, large, ancient landslide deposits in Canada. The two largest landslides would have been tsunamigenic.

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7 September 2020

The Koidern landslide: a long runout event in Canada

On Saturday Brent Ward tweeted a fantastic set of aerial images of the Koidern landslide, in the Yukon of Canada.

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22 June 2020

The Old Fort landslide has reactivated – about 100 m of new movement

The Old Fort landslide in British Colombia has reactivated as a result of heavy rainfall. About 100 m of new movement has been recorded so far.

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19 March 2020

The May 1971 Saint Jean Vianney landslide disaster

In May 1971 the Saint Jean Vianney landslide, a very large failure in a sensitive clay, destroyed 40 houses and killed 31 people in Canada

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14 January 2020

The Hope Slide in Canada: new images released by BC Highways

Last week, BC Highways released an archive of images taken in the immediate aftermath of the 48 million cubic metre 1965 Hope Slide in British Columbia, Canada

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6 January 2020

A detailed analysis of the Joffre Peak landslides in Canada

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Friele et al. (2020) provides a first detailed analysis of the May 2019 Joffre Peak landslides in Canada

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19 November 2019

Landslides triggered by the Mw=7.8 Haida Gwaii earthquake in Canada

A new study (Barth et al. 2019) has mapped the landslides triggered by the 27 October 2012 Mw=7.8 Haida Gwaii earthquake in British Columbia, Canada

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18 November 2019

90 years after the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake: the hazards of submarine landslides on the western North Atlantic passive margin

On the 90th anniversary of the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake and tsunami, a new study suggests that tsunamigenic submarine landslides may be more common than we thought

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30 May 2019

High resolution Planet Labs SkySat image of the Joffre Peak landslides

A high resolution Planet Labs SkySat image of the Joffre Peak landslides has been captured, shedding light on the velocity of the flows.

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21 May 2019

Joffre Peak: precursory movements and the role of temperature

The first Joffre Peak landslide was probably associated with high Spring temperatures, but the slope also showed signs of distress before the collapse.

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20 May 2019

The Joffre Peak rock avalanches: new images

Good satellite and aerial imagery is now appearing showing the extent of the Joffre Peak rock avalanches in Canada last week

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