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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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25 February 2020

Spatial and temporal patterns of landslide losses in Colombia

Spatial and temporal patterns of landslide losses in Colombia Back in 2012 I posted about the levels of landslide losses in Colombia, which is one of the most landslide prone countries, based on my fatal landslide database.  I noted that levels of loss are high, especially in the western side of the country, and that Colombia needs to be a priority country if we are to reduce loss worldwide. It …

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10 February 2020

The exceptional mobility of tailings dam failures

The exceptional mobility of tailings dam failures I’m continuing to write my paper for the keynote at the 13th International Symposium on Landslides in Colombia this year (the paper is due this month, so the pressure is on). As I noted in a post last week, I’ve been looking at the impact of landslides in less developed countries; one key component of this is the impact of failures associated with …

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