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13 July 2021

Diablerets: a very interesting video of a rock topple from the Swiss Alps

On Friday 9 July 2021 a rock topple was caught on video on the flanks of Le Dôme, a peak above Diablerets glacier in Switzerland

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11 June 2020

Landslides in Art Part 33: Vue du vallon entre le Rossberg e le Rigi apres la terrible catastrophe du 2e Septembre 1806

Landslides in Art part 33: Vue du vallon entre le Rossberg e le Rigi apres la terrible catastrophe du 2e Septembre 1806 by Gaspar Rahn, which depicts the Goldau landslide in Switzerland.

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16 March 2020

An analysis of the Piz Cengalo landslide

A new open access paper (Mergili et al. 2020), analyses the deadly 2017 Piz Cengalo rock avalanche and debris flow in Switzerland, which killed eight people

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24 February 2020

The giant Kandersteg rock avalanche in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland

The Kandersteg rock avalanche is a 1.2 cubic kilometre rockslide that occurred in Switzerland about 3,200 years ago, according to new research

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19 July 2019

Chamoson: a dramatic debris flow video from last year in Switzerland

Today I stumbled across a dramatic debris flow video, shot in Grugnay in Chamoson, Switzerland in August 2018, which illustrates the mobility of such events

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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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25 August 2017

Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche – Planet satellite imagery captured the landslide in motion

Planet Labs imagery has captured the enormous Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche, which has left eight people missing in Switzerland, in motion

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5 June 2017

Another video of the terrifying Illgraben debris flow in Switzerland

Pierre Zufferey has posted to Youtube an even better video of the terrifying Illgraben debris flow of 29th May 2017, which I featured last week

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31 May 2017

Illgraben – another dramatic debris flow video

On 29th May 2017 another dramatic debris flow occurred in the Illgraben catchment in Switzerland. This event was captured on video.

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1 November 2016

Another novel way to manage rockfall hazard: blasting the slope with gunfire from a tank

Authorities in Switzerland have hit upon a novel way to manage rockfall hazard by blasting it with heavy gunfire from a tank

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14 October 2016

Aletsch landslide: significant acceleration of movement

The movement rate of the Aletsch landslide in Switzerland has increased significantly in the last few days, and is now about 80 cm per day

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5 October 2016

Aletsch: a major developing post-glacial rockslide

A major post-glacial rockslide is developing on the flanks of the Moosfluh above the Aletsch Glacier in Canton du Valais in Swizerland

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19 September 2016

A great new landslide video: Piz Cengalo

A number of videos have been posted online show a large rock avalanche on Piz Cengalo in the Swiss Alps on 11th September

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28 July 2016

Illgraben debris flow video

A fantastic video has been posted on Youtube showing a very large debris flow in the Illgraben catchment in Canton Vallais, Switzerland.

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18 June 2016

Using climbing guides to examine changes in rockfall activity in the European Alps

In a recent paper, Temme (2015) has used descriptions of rockfall risk in Alpine climbing guides to examine the effects of climate change on the degradation of permafrost and the resulting increased occurrence of rockfalls.

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28 April 2016

Forecasting the time of failure: the Preonzo rockslide

In a wonderful new paper in the journal Landslides, Simon Loew and collagues describe the use of monitoring data to forecast the failure of the 2012 Preonzo rockslide in Switzerland

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17 March 2016

The Val Strem rockslide – a dramatic long run out landslide in Switzerland

On Monday night the Val Strem rockslide thundered off the Cuolm is da Vinci in Switzerland. This dramatic rockslide travelled about 1 km down the valley

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3 February 2016

New landslide videos: Aconcagua (again), Muothatal and Pacifica

Three new landslide videos, including a debris flow from Aconcagua, an earthflow from Muothatal in Switzerland and coastal erosion in Pacifica

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15 January 2016

Wolhusen: an interesting river-blocking rockfall in Switzerland

On Monday night a large rockfall in Wolhusen blocked the Keine Emme river, causing a flood through a local industrial park. Estimated damage is US$1 million

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2 November 2015

A roundup of new landslide videos

A round up of new landslide videos that have appeared on Youtube in the last fortnight, with examples from Switzerland, Mexico and Pakistan

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