A quick clay landslide disaster has occurred at Gjerdrum in Norway this morning. There are 14 people unaccounted for, some of whom are children, and 9 people injured. The rescue teams have been unable to enter the landslide zone
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Quick clay landslides: a documentary film made by NGI, posted to Youtube about the Rissa landslide, illustrates the strange properties of quick clays .
On Friday 5 Jue 2020 a further significant failure occurred at the site of the Alta quick clay landslide. The landslide has destroyed a section of road
The remarkable video of a landslide at Alta in Norway yesterday is probably the finest recording of a quick clay landslide to date.
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.
On Thursday afternoon a quick clay landslide occurred at Asakveien in Norway, tragically killing three Lithuanian forestry workers
A spectacular and dramatic landslide at St-Luc-de-Vincennes in Quebec, Canada yesterday has the hallmarks of a quick clay slide
Sadly, it has been confirmed that the family reported missing in the landslide at Saint-Jude in Canada yesterday were killed in the basement of their house. Interestingly, the area of road on the north side of the slide looks like this (this view is looking north, effectively standing on the slide looking across at ground that did not move): Note the two large, very recent tarmac repairs extending right across …
Most people would probably not think of Norway as being hazard prone, but it does have two particular landslide issues. The first is that occasional large-scale failures occur on the walls of fjords. Given the height of these rock walls, these failures can be large and energetic, and sometimes trigger small scale tsunamis. The other is a strange type of failure known as a quick clay slide. Perhaps the best …