4 February 2010 20:40 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
The woes of the families displaced by the slope failure at the Rivermist Subdivision in San Antonio, Texas have been exacerbated by a new phase of movement. AP Texas News reports that heavy rain has triggered additional cracking of the wall, and the movement of some debris. However, the houses at the top of the slope are apparently not moving. I have been wondering why they are so confident that …
28 May 2020 06:19 in Review of a paper by Dave Petley
A recent paper (Latrubesse et al. 2020) suggests that the catastrophic July 2018 Xe Nammoy hydropower complex dam failure in Laos might have been caused by piping and slope failure of the dam, a mechanism that is similar to the #Edenville dam failure.
22 May 2020 06:43 in landslide report by Dave Petley
As improved images and information become available, it is becoming possible to gain a better understanding of the cause of the Edenville Dam breach
30 March 2020 06:29 in landslide report by Dave Petley
On 27 March 2020 a large and unusual failure in a sand heap at the Guizhou Commercial Concrete Co in Guiyang in Guizhou province, China killed 7 people
24 March 2020 08:25 in landslide report by Dave Petley
On Saturday 21 March 2020 a major landslide occurred at Tendepo in Tambul-Nebilyer district in Papua New Guinea, resulting in 12 deaths
6 March 2020 11:28 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Yesterday, a TGV (high speed train) travelling at 270 kmh struck a landslide between Strasburg and Vendenheim in the Bas-Rhin area of France, causing a serious derailment that injured 22 people.
18 February 2020 06:58 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Images of the Tylorstown landslide show that it was a rotational landslide in coal waste that transitioned into a flowslide.
21 January 2020 07:48 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
On 23 July 2019 a large landslide occurred at Pingdi village in Shuicheng County, in Guizhou Province, China. A first scientific account of this landslide (Li et al. 2020) has been published in the journal Landslides
7 January 2020 08:21 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
On 6 January 2020 a large coastal landslide occurred at Trimingham in north Norfolk, eastern England. This is an area of complex glaciotectonic deposits that control the style of landsliding.
15 October 2019 05:35 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
The 2020 International Summer School on Rockslides and Related Phenomena in the Kokomeren River Valley (Kyrgyzstan) (ICL Kokomeren Summer School)