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7 June 2022

Thai Nguyen: the destructive power of rockfalls

A Youtube video from Thai Nguyen in Vietnam dramatically illustrates the destructive power of rockfalls on roads

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5 April 2022

Mount Bolu: an interesting case study of a tunnel portal landslide in Turkey

Mount Bolu: an interesting case study of a tunnel portal landslide that blocked a major highway in Turkey on 3 April 2022

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16 March 2022

Retamas: a fatal landslide caught on video in Peru

On 15 March 2022 a large landslide occurred at Retamas in La Libertad in Peru. The landslide, which has left 6 missing, was captured on video.

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24 February 2022

The A57 Snake Pass – closed by three landslides

The A57 Snake Pass between Sheffield and Manchester in England has been closed for at least a month by three rainfall induced landslides.

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31 January 2022

The December 2021 landslides in Malaysia

In December 2021 heavy rainfall in Malaysia triggered landslides that caused extensive damage, especially to the road network.

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28 January 2022

Seri Kembangan: an impressive cut slope failure in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

On 25 January 2022 a large cut slope failure occurred on the banks of a drainage channel in Seri Kembangan, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia

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20 January 2022

A large rock slab topple from India

CCTV footage has been posted online of an unusual and interesting large rock slab topple from Jammu and Kashmir in India

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18 January 2022

Arhavi, Turkey: the appalling landslide impacts of new roads

Arhavi, Turkey: a new paper in the Journal Natural Hazards (Tanyaş et al. 2022) shows that landslide impacts of new roads can be comparable to that of a medium sized earthquake

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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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15 October 2021

Indications of landslides on Google Street View

The El Arrecife Landslide in Spain provides an excellent example of the way in which Google Street View can be used to help understand the movement of landslides that affect roads.

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6 October 2021

Heishui: a rockslide at a tunnel portal in Sichuan Province, China

An interesting and potentially very dangerous rockslide was caught on video in Heishui, in Sichuan Province in China. Fortunately there were no casualties.

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8 September 2021

The Pretty Rocks landslide in Denali National Park in Alaska

The movement rate of the Pretty Rocks landslide in Denali National Park in Alaska has dramatically increased this summer, leading to closure of the only road across the area.

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7 September 2021

Jeori: a large highway landslide in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh

A large landslide occurred on National Highway 5 in at Jeori in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh on 6 September 2021. This event was captured in at least four different videos.

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1 September 2021

George County: a drone video of the site of a fatal landslide triggered by Hurricane Ida

George County: a drone video of the site of a fatal landslide on a highway in Mississippi, triggered by Hurricane Ida

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24 May 2021

Rest and Be Thankful: an update on the landslide mitigation works

Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland: a remarkable bund, 6 m high and 180 m long, has been constructed to protect the Old Military Road from landslides

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5 May 2021

Yangliu Forest Park: an interesting landslide video from South China

Yangliu Forest Park: an interesting landslide video from South China showing a failure in a cut slope above a road

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11 April 2021

Culluchaca: a large landslide on 7 April 2021 in Peru

On 7 April 2021 a large landslide occurred near to the village of Culluchaca in Peru, destroying over 1 km of a key road

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9 April 2021

Oxley Highway: multiple landslides in New South Wales, Australia

In late March over 70 landslides were triggered along the Oxley Highway in New South Wales, Australia

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1 April 2021

Düzce Zonguldak: a spectacular retaining wall failure on a highway in Turkey

Düzce Zonguldak: on 26 March 2021 a spectacular retaining wall slope failure occurred on a highway in Turkey

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