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21 October 2022

Novyi Svet: A large landslide in a landfill site in Russia

Novyi Svet: A large landslide in a landfill site in Russia On Thursday 20 October 2022 a large and notable landslide occurred at a landfill site in the village of Novyi Svet (Новый свет) in Gatchinsky, Russia (the village is at 59.559, 30.201).  Unsurprisingly in these troubled times this has not been reported in the western media, but it is an impressive failure. The Russian website has this image …


30 August 2022

The Mount Elbrus boulder video

A remarkable video has been posted to social media showing the movement of a large boulder on Mountain Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains.


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


21 October 2019

Shchetinkino: a major dam collapse at a gold mine in Siberia

On Saturday 19 October 2019 a dam collapsed at a gold mine near to Shchetinkino in Siberia, killing 20 people and leaving many more injured


30 July 2019

Baikalsk: a horrifying example of a high risk waste storage facility in Russia

13 large waste storage ponds at Baikalsk, on the banks of Lake Baikal, appear to be exceptionally vulnerable to landslides and debris flows.


30 April 2019

Bashkara Glacier: a major rock avalanche in the Caucasus last week

Satellite imagery shows that a major rock avalanche, with a runout length of about 2.7 km, occurred on the Bashkara Glacier in the Caucasus last week.


23 January 2019

Bureya Reservoir: blasting has started to clear the landslide dam

The website Rivers Without Boundaries is reporting that works have now started to clear the landslide dam at Bureya Reservoir in Russia


15 January 2019

Two new landslide videos: Lebanon and Russia

Two new (to me at least) landslide videos have been posted onto Youtube: one from Lebanon earlier this month and one from Russia in 2012


25 December 2018

Bureya River: a large landslide but not a meteorite impact in Russia

Bureya River: on 11th December 2018 a large landslide occurred in the Khabarovsk region of Russia. Speculation suggested it was a meteor impact. It wasn’t.


29 June 2016

A massive secondary landslide in Devdoraki Gorge, Georgia

On 23rd June a massive secondary landslide occurred in the Devdoraki Gorge in Georgia, blocking the main road between Georgia and Russia. The landslide is a reactivation of a landslide deposit left in the river after a major landslide sequence in 2014,


15 February 2013

Huge Fireball in Russia Blows Out Windows and Doors, Injures Hundreds

Reports are coming in from all over the place that the sonic boom(s) from the meteor have shattered windows, blown out doors, and injured hundreds of people (mostly from falling glass). Here are some videos that show the fireball and some of the damage: