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3 September 2018

Dynamic liquefaction: a mass movement that can sink ships

Dynamic liquefaction, a key process that generates landslides in earthquakes, especially for example in the loess of China, also sinks large ships

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8 December 2016

Civita di Bagnoregio: the worlds first landslide museum?

In the small historic village of Civita di Bagnoregio is located what may be the worlds first museum dedicated to landslides

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29 March 2016

Sparmos Dam – a significant dam failure in Greece on Sunday 27th March

On Sunday 28th March 2016 the Sparmos Dam in Greece underwent an overtopping and breach event, damaging local fields and roads

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6 August 2013

Digging for gold in Paraguay

In Capiata, Paraguay, 20 men are making a bold attempt to win a Darwin Award by excavating an unsupported pit to try to find a trove of 12 tonnes of gold

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1 March 2013

Landslide oddities part 3: the ground moves in mysterious ways

In Georgia a local man has been surprised when his swimming pool popped out of the ground. This is a nice illustration of the complex ways in which the ground can move

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7 February 2013

Landslide oddities number 2: please get baboosh off in the bathroom…

Part two in the series of landslide oddities – a philosophical warning sign about a landslip

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5 February 2013

Landslide oddities number 1: arresting a felon

On Saturday a man stole a car in Brookings, Oregon. The police chase was ended when he crashed into a landslip blocking a minor road. He is now facing a landslide of criminal charges.

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