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6 February 2020
The Cerrillos Negros rock avalanche, one of a number in of such events in S. Peru, had a volume of 10 cubic kilometres and traveled for about 43 km
31 January 2020
A new study (Lan et al 2020) explores whether planting trees increases slope stability. Spoiler alert: in general they do on lower angled slopes, but on steep slopes they can reduce stability.
29 January 2020
The role of weak pumice layers in landslides triggered by the M=6.7 6 September 2018 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu Earthquake
A new study (Li et al. 2020) has found that a specific weak pumice layer controlled landslides triggered by the M=6.7 September 2018 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu earthquake
21 January 2020
On 23 July 2019 a large landslide occurred at Pingdi village in Shuicheng County, in Guizhou Province, China. A first scientific account of this landslide (Li et al. 2020) has been published in the journal Landslides
7 January 2020
On 6 January 2020 a large coastal landslide occurred at Trimingham in north Norfolk, eastern England. This is an area of complex glaciotectonic deposits that control the style of landsliding.
28 November 2019
Extremely heavy rainfall affected West Pokot in Kenya on 23 and 24 November 2019, triggering extensive landslides that have caused at least 50 fatalities
14 November 2019
On 13 November 2019 a landslide affected a coastal area at Lokeburg in western Sweden. It appears that this was a quick clay landslide triggered by piling for a new beach house.
21 October 2019
On Saturday 19 October 2019 a dam collapsed at a gold mine near to Shchetinkino in Siberia, killing 20 people and leaving many more injured
15 October 2019
2020 International Summer School on Rockslides and Related Phenomena in the Kokomeren River Valley (Kyrgyzstan)
The 2020 International Summer School on Rockslides and Related Phenomena in the Kokomeren River Valley (Kyrgyzstan) (ICL Kokomeren Summer School)
9 October 2019
Late last week a large landslide developed on State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi in Ruapehu district of New Zealand