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20 November 2022
Satellite imagery from Planet Labs provides insights into the El Molino landslide in Norte de Santander, Colombia
21 October 2022
Novyi Svet: A large landslide in a landfill site in Russia On Thursday 20 October 2022 a large and notable landslide occurred at a landfill site in the village of Novyi Svet (Новый свет) in Gatchinsky, Russia (the village is at 59.559, 30.201). Unsurprisingly in these troubled times this has not been reported in the western media, but it is an impressive failure. The Russian website 78.ru has this image …
14 September 2022
The Jagersfontein tailings dam accident: the plume of pollution has extended to the reservoir of the Kalkfontein Dam.
31 August 2022
Leaving the University of Sheffield: today is my last day at the University of Sheffield. Tomorrow, I will move to the University of Hull.
24 January 2022
Thelkoloi: another tailings failure, this time in India On Thursday 20 January 2022 another tailings failure occurred, this time at Thelkoloi in Odisha, India. The failure has been reported in some of the media in India, but not more widely. For example, the Hindustan Times reports that the failure was in a slurry pond from the JSW Bhushan Power and Steel Limited works in Sambalpur district. It suggests that a …
21 January 2022
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) has written an interactive game, Murgame, that highlights the risks associated with debris flows to mountain communities
11 January 2022
On 8 January 2022 a significant landslide occurred at the Pau Branco iron ore mine in Brazil, operated by the French company Vallourec.
28 October 2021
A new paper in the journal landslides uses InSAR data to show that the 21 July 2020 Shaziba landslide in Enshi, China was creeping in the years before the major failure
25 October 2021
Heavy rainfall in Nepal has triggered a large rockslide, captured on video, in Pyuthan, Nepal. The video shows a rapid, wedge-type of failure.
4 October 2021
An interesting paper has just been published in the journal Science, (Cook et al. 2021), which looks at the seismic signals generated by the Chamoli rockslide and debris flow. It concludes that the event was fully detectable by seismic instruments located at up to 100 km from the event.