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16 January 2020

Oktibbeha: another landslide induced threat to an earthen dam

In Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, a significant slope failure is threatening the stability of an earthen dam, with further rainfall forecast

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6 January 2020

A detailed analysis of the Joffre Peak landslides in Canada

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Friele et al. (2020) provides a first detailed analysis of the May 2019 Joffre Peak landslides in Canada

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18 December 2019

Larvik: a classic wedge failure on a Norwegian road last week

Late on Friday 13 December 2019 a large wedge failure developed on a cut rock slope on the E18 motorway at Larvik in Norway

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4 December 2019

Les Mees: a spectacular and unusual rockfall in France

On 2 December 2019 a spectacular rockfall occurred above the village of Les Mees in Alpes de Haute Provence, France, completely destroying a house

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25 November 2019

Savona: a landslide-induced bridge collapse in Italy

Yesterday, a landslide struck an elevated section of the A6 motorway on the road between Savona and Turin in Italy, causing the roadway to collapse

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22 November 2019

Deep-seated gravitational slope deformations: Piz Dora

The Piz Dora deep-seated gravitational slope deformation in Switzerland is a beautiful example of a giant creeping landslide in a high mountain area

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6 November 2019

Genting: a major landslide in Malaysia

Today a major landslide occurred in the Genting Highlands of Malaysia, a popular tourist area. The channelised flow was captured in a mobile phone video.

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12 September 2019

Landslides during the construction of the Morehall and Broomhead reservoirs in Sheffield

During construction of the Broomhead reservoir, near Sheffield, in the 1920s and 1930s, a large, deep-seated landslide caused major problems

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6 September 2019

Veslemannen in Norway – major movement, and possibly a significant failure, reported

After a phase of accelerated movement in the last few days, the large Velsemannen rockslide in Norway underwent a significant failure overnight

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2 September 2019

The landslide-induced train derailment at Lock Eilt in Scotland in January 2018

On 22nd January 2018 a train was derailed by a landslide at Loch Eilt in north-west Scotland. The RAIB report explains why the landslide was not retained by a catch fence installed at the location.

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