Thanks to my former student Kurtis Garbutt for the heads up on this one. The video below shows the progressive development of a road in Thailand. I suspect that this initiated as a culvert failure, with multiple collapses due to undercutting: The final frames of the video show an overview of the site. Check out where the people are standing! As an aside, Kurtis also runs a very interesting blog …
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A new paper in the journal Nature (Lavé et al. 2023) describes the 23 cubic km Sabche rockslide in Annapurna, Nepal, which occurred about 850 years ago.
The catastrophic landslide and flood in Chamoli in Uttarakhand: over the last 24 hours, using @Planet Labs and other images, we have crowd-sourced the sequence of events
A new paper in the journal Landslides (Sepulveda et al 2020) describes the interesting Yerba Loca rockslide in central Chile
The Kandersteg rock avalanche is a 1.2 cubic kilometre rockslide that occurred in Switzerland about 3,200 years ago, according to new research
Last week, BC Highways released an archive of images taken in the immediate aftermath of the 48 million cubic metre 1965 Hope Slide in British Columbia, Canada
A new paper in the journal Landslides (Friele et al. (2020) provides a first detailed analysis of the May 2019 Joffre Peak landslides in Canada
A first analysis of the mining-induced September 2018 Naga landslide, which killed 134 people and destroyed almost 60 houses
The first Joffre Peak landslide was probably associated with high Spring temperatures, but the slope also showed signs of distress before the collapse.
Last week a major landslide badly damaged the community of Lomas del Rubi in Tijuana in Mexico, destroying 70 houses. A new housing subdivision is under construction at the foot of the slope. There are suspicions that this may have been the trigger.