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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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24 December 2021

Spruce Tree House – extreme rockfall management

Spruce Tree House in Colorado – rockfall management of a natural arch that shelters a key archaeological site in Mesa Verde National Park

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12 October 2021

A large rock slope collapse from Punta dei Ross, Croda Marcora in the Italian Dolomites

A large rock slope collapse from Punta dei Ross, Croda Marcora in the Italian Dolomites

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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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1 June 2021

Corinth Canal: a video of the rockfall that has left it closed since January

Corinth Canal: a video of the rockfall that has left it closed since January According to Wikipedia, the Conrinth Canal, “connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland“. Built in 1893, it was for a while an important trading route within Greece.  However, it is a very narrow cut through bedrock – it is 6.4 km long …

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30 April 2021

Nakhon Ratchasima: a dramatic video of a rock slope collapse in a quarry in Thailand

Nakhon Ratchasima: a dramatic video showing a violent and sudden rock slope collapse in a quarry in Thailand

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14 April 2021

A lucky escape for a small dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, caught in a rockfall in North Yorkshire

A small dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, had a lucky escape when it was rescued three days after being caught in a rockfall in North Yorkshire

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5 April 2021

Neustift in Austria: boulder vs house, the boulder won

Neustift in Austria: boulder vs house, the boulder won

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23 February 2021

Camogli, Italy: the unfortunate impact of a landslide in a cemetery

Camogli, Italy: a large coastal landslide on 22 February 2021 has severely damaged a cemetery

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4 February 2021

The White Cliffs of Dover chalk cliff collapse

The 3 February 2021 White Cliffs of Dover chalk cliff collapse in Kent, England, which was caught on a brilliant video.

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16 June 2020

New landslide videos: Russia and California

Two new landslide videos: a large landslide in a mine in Russia & dashcam footage of a small but high impact rockfall in California

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23 March 2020

Alborz mountains in Iran: an extraordinary rockfall video

On 20 March 2020 a remarkable Youtube video recorded a major rockfall / boulder roll in the Alborz mountains of Iran as it tore through a village, destroying at least four houses.

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26 February 2020

The 1954 Prospect Point Rockfall at Niagara Falls

Amazing archive footage on Youtube showing the 1954 Prospect Point Rockfall at Niagara Falls in USA, which had a mass of 168,000 tonnes

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15 December 2019

Landslides on Mount Kinabalu from the 2015 earthquake

High quality imagery is now available on Google Earth showing the hundreds of landslides on Mount Kinabalu triggered by the 5 June 2015 M=6.0 earthquake

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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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20 April 2019

Taroko Gorge: a dashcam video of a very near-miss with a co-seismic rockfall in Taiwan

Taroko Gorge: a dashcam video has been posted to Youtube showing a very near-miss with an earthquake-triggered rockfall in Taiwan

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7 February 2019

Cape Kidnappers: a succession of large rockslope failures in New Zealand

On 23rd January & 2nd February 2019 Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand suffered large rockslope failures. The first, caught on video, seriously injured 2 people

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10 December 2018

Spatnik basecamp – that was close!

A Youtube video of a near-miss from a large, tabular, highly mobile boulder at Spantik basecamp in northern Pakistan in August 2018

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29 October 2018

Rockfalls from the 25th October 2018 M=6.8 Zakynthos earthquake

On 25th October 2018 an M=6.8 earthquake occurred at 14 km depth off the coast of Greece. The Zakynthos earthquake is reported to have triggered rockfalls

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9 October 2018

Too close for comfort – a rockslope failure at Shongtong in northern India

A video has been posted showing a major rockslope failure at Shongtong in Kinnaur, northern India. Workers at the foot of the slope had a very near miss.

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