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4 February 2022

The 1979 Nice Airport landslide and tsunami

On 16 October 1979 a landslide in fill at Nice airport triggered a massive submarine landslide and tsunami, which killed at least 8 people.

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4 August 2021

A rockfall video from the Couloir du Gypaète in France

A rockfall video from the Couloir du Gypaète in France, showing a very surprising trajectory of a rock block.

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6 October 2020

Saint-Martin-Vesubie: Planet Labs images of the aftermath of the extraordinary flooding from Storm Alex

Saint-Martin-Vesubie: Planet Labs images of the aftermath of the extraordinary flooding from Storm Alex in France

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6 March 2020

The landslide-induced TGV (high speed train) accident in France yesterday

Yesterday, a TGV (high speed train) travelling at 270 kmh struck a landslide between Strasburg and Vendenheim in the Bas-Rhin area of France, causing a serious derailment that injured 22 people.

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4 December 2019

Les Mees: a spectacular and unusual rockfall in France

On 2 December 2019 a spectacular rockfall occurred above the village of Les Mees in Alpes de Haute Provence, France, completely destroying a house

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16 May 2017

The Pas de l’Ours landslide: an actively moving rockslide in the Queyras Valley of France

The Pas de l’Ours landslide: a very large and potentially-problematic actively-moving rockslide in the Queyras Valley of France

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13 May 2016

New landslide videos from the last few days, including an impressive rockfall at Mont Granier

Two new landslide videos have appeared on Youtube, including an impressive rockfall last weekend on Mont Granier in the French Prealps and a smaller collapse at Swimmer’s Delight in California

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