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5 April 2022
Mount Bolu: an interesting case study of a tunnel portal landslide that blocked a major highway in Turkey on 3 April 2022
18 January 2022
Arhavi, Turkey: a new paper in the Journal Natural Hazards (Tanyaş et al. 2022) shows that landslide impacts of new roads can be comparable to that of a medium sized earthquake
1 April 2021
Düzce Zonguldak: on 26 March 2021 a spectacular retaining wall slope failure occurred on a highway in Turkey
26 January 2021
A new study (Görüm & Fidan 2021) on human losses from landslides in Turkey over a 90 year period. Landslides are the second-most deadly hazard after earthquakes
7 July 2020
On 2 July 2020 a large and interesting mudflow occurred at Günebakan in the Erzincan area of eastern Turkey. The dynamics were captured on video.
20 June 2019
Intense rainfall yesterday (19 June 2019) in Turkey triggered a series of devastating debris flows in Arakli, close to the Black Sea coast, killing up to 14 people.
17 May 2019
On Thursday 16th May a major slump type landslide occurred at Aybasti in Ordu in northern Turkey, destroying many houses in hillside village
16 May 2019
On Tuesday 16th May 2019 a large retaining wall failed in the Basaksehir district of Istanbul in Turkey, killing a passing motorist.
10 July 2018
On Sunday a comparatively small geotechnical failure triggered a train derailment in Turkey, killing 24. The accident serves to illustrate the need for vigilance on earthworks on the railway network.
29 September 2017
The Rize area of Turkey experienced heavy rainfall yesterday, triggering fatal landslides and flash floods, some of which were caught on video
30 April 2017
In the last couple of weeks a set of really good landslide videos has appeared on Youtube, including an excellent film of a rockslide on Highway 101
21 November 2016
On Thursday a large rockslide in a copper mine at Siirt in Turkey buried 16 miners. Remarklably, the landslide appears to have been recorded on a video.
25 October 2016
A new study finds movement of North Anatolian fault may provide clues to future earthquakes.
5 June 2016
Three new landslide videos have appeared on Youtube: a road slope collapse from Hechi in China, a quarry landslide in Anatolia in Turkey & the collapse of a slope by a tunnel portal in Colombia
18 February 2016
I have come across another video of the Yaglidere landslide in Turkey. Caner Zanbak has also provided very useful information about this landslide.
17 February 2016
Youtube has a dramatic new landslide video from Yaglidere in Turkey, showing a failure in fine grained materials that transitions to a rapid flow