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7 September 2020

The Koidern landslide: a long runout event in Canada

On Saturday Brent Ward tweeted a fantastic set of aerial images of the Koidern landslide, in the Yukon of Canada.

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13 August 2020

Stonehaven: landslides on the UK railway network

Yesterday a rail accident near to Stonehaven in Scotland killed three people. There is speculation that it was caused by a landslide. This shines a light on the challenges of managing ageing earthworks on the UK rail system.

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25 June 2020

The Old Fort Landslide: 160 m of movement so far

In the last few days the Old Fort Landslide in Canada has moved over 160 metres, with current movement rates of about 2 metres per hour

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20 May 2020

Edenville dam: a major dam collapse in Michigan

In Midland County, Michigan collapse is underway of Edenville dam, driven by heavy rainfall. Reports suggest that a second dam may also be failing.

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15 May 2020

A potential major rock slope failure above Barry Glacier in Alaska

A team of scientists has identified a potentially massive (500 million cubic metre) rock slope failure above Barry Glacier in Alaska

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4 May 2020

Sardoba Reservoir: a major dam collapse in Uzbekistan on 1 May 2020, plus the EGU2020 Day 1 programme and a car crash interview about diversity in the geosciences

On Friday 1 May 2020 a major collapse occurred in the earth-filled dam of Sardoba Reservoir in Uzbekistan, causing extensive flooding.

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27 April 2020

Planet Labs high resolution imagery of the Tendepo landslide

Planet Labs have succeeded to collecting high resolution SkySat imagery of the Tendepo landslide in Papua New Guinea on 21 March 2020

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22 April 2020

Zongling: an area of intense landslide activity in Guizhou Province, China

Zongling: a new open access paper (Wang et al. 2020) in the Journal Landslides describes a new InSAR method to monitor landslide movement caused by coal mining in Guizhou Province, China

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3 April 2020

Finding a consensus view on the Luming Mine tailings accident

Based on the information available so far, can we crowd source an understanding of what happened to cause the Luming Mine tailings accident in China?

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12 March 2020

Salkantay: Planet Labs imagery of the upper portions of the flow

Salkantay: Planet Labs has now captured imagery of the upper portions of the ice-rock avalanche and debris flow that occurred in Peru in February

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