A large rockslope failure occurred at Cowee Creek near to Juneau in Alaska in December 2016, inducing a 9 m high, 90 m wide displacement wave that travelled at least 13 km down the valley
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Murchison Glacier: more information about the slowly developing rockslope failure that is affecting the hut
Pascal Sirguey has very kindly provided additional images to show the rockslope failure that is developing above Murchison Glacier in New Zealand
Yesterday the Zhangjiawan landslide, a massive rockslope collapse in Guizhou,China,caused 35 fatalities. The landslide was caught on a remarkable video.
On Friday night a major rockslope failure in Nanzhang County, Hubei, China crushed a hotel, killing 12 people and injuring three more.
Authorities in Switzerland have hit upon a novel way to manage rockfall hazard by blasting it with heavy gunfire from a tank
The landslide at Chongqing is very large – it has an estimated volume of 3.5 million cubic metres. The scale of this is well-illustrated by this image from Suomen Kuvalehti, which shows rescuers walking across the landslide debris:
One of things that students often struggle to understand is the ability of slopes that appear to be extraordinarily unstable to remain standing for long periods. Take for example this site, taken from this site: You might (quite reasonably) ask how it is that some of the blocks on this slope can possibly remain in place through strong winds, heavy rain, snow, ice and rapid temperature changes. However, the combination …
On 19 December 2022 the Urni landslide in Kinnaur, India was captured on a dramatic video. The failure blocked a National Highway (NH-5).
On 14 November 2022 a rockslide occurred at a quarry in Maudarh in Mizoram, India, killing 12 workers. The event was captured on video.
On 17 September 2022 a large rock avalanche developed from the collapse of a rock slope at Lamplugh Glacier in Alaska