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3 June 2021

Not all slope failures are large

Not all slope failures are large: examples of small but disruptive landslides in Sheffield

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2 June 2021

The 1918 Getå landslide disaster in Sweden

On 1 October 1918 a train was derailed by a landslide at Getå in Sweden. The accident, and the subsequent fire, killed at least 42 people.

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21 May 2021

The Pietrafitta landslide: can traffic vibration cause a landslide to move?

The Pietrafitta landslide: a new paper published in Landslides (Guerriero et al. 2021) shows that traffic vibration can cause a landslide to move under certain circumstances

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17 May 2021

The 17-18 December 2020 landslide disaster in Presidente Getúlio, southern Brazil

The 17-18 December 2020 rainfall-induced landslide disaster in Presidente Getúlio, southern Brazil, which killed 21 people.

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13 May 2021

Chivay: another valley-blocking landslide in the Arequipa region of Peru

Chivay: on 9 May 2021 another valley-blocking landslide occurred in the Arequipa region of Peru. Operations are planned to drain the lake.

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7 May 2021

The March 2011 landslides in Antonina and Morretes, Brazil

The March 2011 landslides in Antonina and Morretes, Brazil, which were triggered by unusually intense rainfall.

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Mount Kekachi: an interesting rock slope failure and rock avalanche in Japan

Mount Kekachi: an interesting rock slope failure and rock avalanche in Japan on 6 May 2021. The runout distance was about 2 km

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4 May 2021

Caldas: a valley-blocking landslide at a landfill site in Colombia

On 3 May 2021 a large landslide occurred at a landfill site in Caldas, Colombia, partially blocking the Medellin River

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20 April 2021

The 19 April 2021 coastal landslide at Nefyn Bay in North Wales

The 19 April 2021 coastal landslide at Nefyn Bay in North Wales, which was caught on a brilliant video by a woman on the beach.

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14 April 2021

A lucky escape for a small dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, caught in a rockfall in North Yorkshire

A small dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, had a lucky escape when it was rescued three days after being caught in a rockfall in North Yorkshire

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