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 …
8 January 2021 09:42 in Mining by Dave Petley
A new paper (Grebby et al 2021) uses InSAR to detect precursory deformation of the Brumadinho tailings dam before the disastrous failure in 2019. The authors suggest that the failure might have been predictable with use of appropriate monitoring techniques.
4 January 2021 06:30 in landslide images by Dave Petley
Understanding the Trotternish landslide complex on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, perhaps the most beautiful landslides on Earth?
9 November 2020 07:54 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
San Cristobal Verapaz: the deadly landslide in Guatemala triggered by Hurricane Eta that destroyed the village of Queja
9 October 2020 07:08 in landslide report by Dave Petley
The problematic A83 at Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland: the cause of the landslide problems that cause repeated disruption
28 July 2020 07:16 in Database by Dave Petley
In the summer of 2019 the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), launched a new disaster management portal (bipad.gov.np) to provide high quality spatial data. This allows landslide accidents in Nepal to be mapped in near real time.
25 June 2020 07:26 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
In the last few days the Old Fort Landslide in Canada has moved over 160 metres, with current movement rates of about 2 metres per hour
23 June 2020 06:34 in landslide report by Dave Petley
The Gjerrild Klint landslide on the east coast of Denmark, a classic rotational coastal failure triggered by heavy rainfall
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