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8 April 2020

Denali Park Road: fascinating landslides in a subarctic mountain environment

More than 150 landslides have been identified along Denali Park Road in Denali National Park in Alaska, some of which are causing damage to the highway

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30 March 2020

An unusual fatal flow failure in a large sand heap in China

On 27 March 2020 a large and unusual failure in a sand heap at the Guizhou Commercial Concrete Co in Guiyang in Guizhou province, China killed 7 people

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28 March 2020

The 28 June 2010 Guanling landslide in China

On 28 June 2010 heavy rainfall triggered the 1 million cubic metre Guanling landslide in Guizhou, China, killing 99 people in two villages

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24 March 2020

Tendepo: a major landslide in Tambul-Nebilyer district in Papua New Guinea

On Saturday 21 March 2020 a major landslide occurred at Tendepo in Tambul-Nebilyer district in Papua New Guinea, resulting in 12 deaths

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19 March 2020

The May 1971 Saint Jean Vianney landslide disaster

In May 1971 the Saint Jean Vianney landslide, a very large failure in a sensitive clay, destroyed 40 houses and killed 31 people in Canada

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17 March 2020

The catastrophic lahars from Mount Kelud in 1919

In 1919 a devastating eruption of Mount Kelud in Indonesia triggered massive lahars that killed 5,160 people on the flanks of the volcano

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6 March 2020

The landslide-induced TGV (high speed train) accident in France yesterday

Yesterday, a TGV (high speed train) travelling at 270 kmh struck a landslide between Strasburg and Vendenheim in the Bas-Rhin area of France, causing a serious derailment that injured 22 people.

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4 March 2020

Baixada Santista: significant landslides in Brazil this week

Heavy rainfall on 2 and 3 March 2020 triggered many landslides in the urban area of Baixada Santista in SE Brazil, killing at least 18 people.

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28 February 2020

More information about the Salkantay landslide and mudflow

The Salkantay landslide was a wedge failure in the near-vertical rock mass. The mass fragmented on impact to form a rock/ice avalanche that transitioned to a mudflow.

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27 February 2020

Breaking News: a catastrophic glacier collapse and mudflow in Salkantay, Peru

Breaking News: a catastrophic glacier collapse and mudflow has killed at least 4 people, and left 13 missing, in Salkantay, Peru

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