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26 July 2022

The risk of large rockslides at the port of Skagway in Alaska

Following three failures in the last few years, a new report highlights the risk of large rockslides at the port of Skagway in Alaska.

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30 June 2022

The Hallett Peak rockslide in Rocky Mountain National Park

On 28 June 2022 at about 4:30 p.m. a large rockslide occurred on the side of Hallett Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

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10 May 2022

Bijie – a large rockslide, caught on video – in China

A 25,000 cubic metre rockslide occurred at Bijie in Guizhou, China on 8 May 2022. Three people are reported to have been killed.

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25 October 2021

A rockslide video from Pyuthan in Nepal

Heavy rainfall in Nepal has triggered a large rockslide, captured on video, in Pyuthan, Nepal. The video shows a rapid, wedge-type of failure.

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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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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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4 October 2021

The seismic signals of the Chamoli landslide and debris flow

An interesting paper has just been published in the journal Science, (Cook et al. 2021), which looks at the seismic signals generated by the Chamoli rockslide and debris flow. It concludes that the event was fully detectable by seismic instruments located at up to 100 km from the event.

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30 July 2021

Tapovan Vishnugad – another landslide at the hydroelectric scheme in northern India

Tapovan Vishnugad – another landslide at the hydroelectric scheme that was devastated by the Cahmoli debris flow in northern India

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26 July 2021

The rockslide at Batseri in India

There are several videos of the rockslide that destroyed the bridge at Batseri in Himachal Pradesh in India yesterday

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2 March 2021

Ebian Yi Autonomous County: a dramatic rockslide caught on video in China

Ebian Yi Autonomous County in Sichuan: a dramatic rockslide on 27 February 2021, which killed one person, caught on video in China

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2 January 2021

Mount Silberhorn – a large rockslide in New Zealand

Mount Silberhorn – a large rockslide has occurred in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, close to Aoraki/Mount Cook, in the last few days

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28 October 2020

Yerba Loca – an interesting rockslide in central Chile

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Sepulveda et al 2020) describes the interesting Yerba Loca rockslide in central Chile

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19 May 2020

A long run out landslide from Yudi Peak in Alaska

Helicopter company Alpine Air Alaska has posted to Facebook stunning images and a video of a long run out landslide from Yudi Peak in Alaska

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12 May 2020

The Váráš rock slope deformation in northern Norway

The Váráš rock slope deformation in Troms County in northern Norway, a 70 million cubic metre, 100 m deep creeping landslide.

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26 March 2020

The Imom rockslide in Central Asia

The 15 million cubic metre Imom rockslide in Central Asia, one of a vast number of ancient giant landslides in this fascinating area

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18 December 2019

Larvik: a classic wedge failure on a Norwegian road last week

Late on Friday 13 December 2019 a large wedge failure developed on a cut rock slope on the E18 motorway at Larvik in Norway

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6 September 2019

Veslemannen in Norway – major movement, and possibly a significant failure, reported

After a phase of accelerated movement in the last few days, the large Velsemannen rockslide in Norway underwent a significant failure overnight

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15 April 2019

Flüela Wisshorn: a large rockslide in the Alps on 18th March 2019

On 18th March 2019, late in the night, a spectacular 250,000 cubic metre rockslide occurred at Flüela Wisshorn in the Swiss Alps

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11 March 2019

A video of a small but spectacular rockslide from Uttarakhand

A video has been posted onto Youtube showing a reasonably small but undeniably spectacular rockslide in Uttarakhand in the Indian Himalayas

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25 February 2019

The Baige landslide, Tibet: analysing seismic data to determine mass movement behaviour

The valley-blocking Baige landslide, Tibet in October 2018: an interesting analysis of seismic data to determine rockslide behaviour

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