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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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22 August 2019

Reports of multiple fatal landslides in the Wenchuan area of China

Various news agencies in China are reporting multiple landslides triggered by extreme rainfall in the Wenchuan area, and adjacent regions, of China. Reports suggest 44 people have been killed or are missing.

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21 August 2019

The Kavalappara landslide in the western Ghats of India

At 7:30 pm on 8th August 2019 the large Kavalappara landslide in Wayanad District in India buried a small community, killing 59 people.

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8 August 2019

The South Tahoma Glacier/Tahoma Creek Outburst Flood & Debris Flow on 5th August 2019

Mount Rainer debris flow:- On Monday 5th August 2019, an outburst flood and debris flow occurred in four major pulses at Mount Rainier National Park.

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7 August 2019

Deviot, Tasmania: the impact of a slow moving landslide on home owners

In Deviot, Tasmania a reactivated slow-moving landslide is destroying five properties. The owners are seeking redress through the Tasmanian Upper House.

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1 August 2019

Sogn og Fjordane: a series of large landslides in Norway

Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway suffered a series of large, rainfall-induced landslides on Tuesday, killing at least one person.

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30 July 2019

The Mount Zandila (Valpola) rock avalanche

The 1987 Mount Zandila landslide in northern Italy is probably the most important rock avalanche in Europe in the last 40 years. The 34 million cubic metre slide killed 29 people

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24 July 2019

Shuicheng County: a very large, fatal landslide in Guizhou Province, China

A large landslide occurred in Shuicheng County, in Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province in China on Tuesday 22nd July 2019, killing up to 45 people

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