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29 October 2021

The mobility of a rolling volcanic boulder

A remarkable video from the Cumbre Vieja eruption on La Palma shows the high level of mobility of an almost spherical boulder moving on a slope with few obstructions. Indiana Jones could face a greater hazard is Raiders of the Lost Ark is ever remade.


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.


18 November 2020

Argaga: the major rockfall on La Gomera on 14 November 2020

Argaga: two impressive videos of the major coastal rockfall on the Spanish island of La Gomera on 14 November 2020


7 February 2020

Zaldibar: a major garbage dump landslide in Spain yesterday

On 6 February 2020 at about 4 pm local time a significant garbage dump landslide occurred in the Ermua landfill at Zaldibar in the Basque region of Spain, leaving two people missing.


20 April 2018

Further information about the Castell de Mur landslide in Spain

More information is now available about the Castell de Mur landslide in Spain on 16th April, including drone images, before and after photographs and the seismic traces


18 April 2018

Castell de Mur: a major, fatal rockslide in Spain on Monday

On Monday a 20,000 cubic metre rockslide at Castell de Mur in Catalonia, Spain killed two people. The rockslide occurred at the site of a village destroyed by landslides 70 years ago


3 December 2015

A cut slope failure on the Eskoriatza to Vitoria motorway in Spain

A large cut slope failure was captured on video on the Eskoriatza – Vitoria motorway last week in Spain.


13 December 2013

Killing off the Canary Islands landslide megatsunami scare

A new paper should end the scare that a landslide in the Canary Islands could cause a megatsunami that would devastate coast areas in Europe & America