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10 January 2022

The fatal flexural topple at Canyon de Furnas in Brazil

. The fatal flexural topple at Cânyon de Furnas in Brazil Many thanks to the various people who have contacted me over the weekend about the fatal flexural topple at Canyon de Furnas in Brazil on Saturday morning (8 January 2022), as shown in the image above.  This event, which was caught on a dramatic video, has received considerable attention in part because of the spectacular nature of the event …

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24 December 2021

Spruce Tree House – extreme rockfall management

Spruce Tree House in Colorado – rockfall management of a natural arch that shelters a key archaeological site in Mesa Verde National Park

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20 December 2021

The 12 December 2021 landslide at San Isidro in Peru

On 12 December 2021 a large landslide affected the village of San Isidro in La Peca, Amazonas, Peru

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7 December 2021

An update on the Mira Mar landslide in Albany, Australia

The Mira Mar landslide in Albany, Australia continues to move, causing extensive damage to a number of houses. Two properties will now be demolished.

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23 November 2021

Large landslides at Beach Loop near Whareongaonga in New Zealand

Heavy rainfall earlier this month triggered three large landslides on the coast in the Beach Loop area about 30 km from Gisborne in New Zealand.

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16 November 2021

Landslides and road damage from an atmospheric river event in British Columbia

An atmospheric river rainfall event on Sunday and Monday caused large numbers of landslides in British Columbia, Canada.

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8 November 2021

Mallama: a deadly landslide in Colombia on 2 November

On 2 November 2021 a landslide at Mallama in Nariño province, Colombia killed 17 people.

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2 November 2021

The Tonghua landslide in Sichuan Province, China

According to a new paper in the journal Landslides (Cheng, Yang and Du 2021), the 220,000 cubic metre 2017 Tonghua landslide in Sichuan Province, China was triggered by nearby blasting during tunnel construction.

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26 October 2021

The 5 April 2021 Tiejiangwan landslide in Sichuan Province, China

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Liu et al. 2021) describes the complex 5 April 2021 Tiejiangwan landslide in Sichuan Province, China, which killed three people.

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19 October 2021

The Mira Mar landslide in Albany, Australia

In the Mira Mar suburb of the city of Albany in the southern part of Australia a landslide is slowly destroying a number of houses

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