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5 May 2015

The Langtang ice and rock avalanche in the Gorkha Earthquake

Satellite imagery and on site reports suggest that the Langtang ice and rock avalanche occurred when a block freefell about 700 m before fragmenting to generate a blast of ice, rock and air.

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29 April 2015

Landslides in Langtang during and after the Nepal earthquake

It is increasingly clear that landslides and avalanches have had a chilling impact in the Langtang area of Nepal during and after the Nepal earthquake

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10 February 2014

Three interesting new videos – a slow avalanche, a coastal rockslide and a quarry slide

Three new videos have been brought to my attention – one showing a slow avalanches in Italy and two rockslides, one on the coast and one in a quarry

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29 January 2014

The Keystone Canyon avalanche in Alaska, and its large ice-dammed lake

The Keystone Canyon avalanche, a very large snow and ice avalanche on the Richardson Highway in Alaska has blocked the road and impounded a lake

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23 April 2013

New landslide videos and resources

A round up post of some new landslide videos and other resources

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5 December 2010

Dramatic footage – coastal landslides in Canada and a snow avalanche in Edinburgh!

Another excellent video of landslides in action has appeared on Youtube, this time showing the results of coastal erosion in Newfoundland, Canada.  I don’t know much more about the location or the timing of the events – can anyone fill in the details? The video should be viewable here and embedded below: Whilst the house falling over the cliff at the start is undeniably dramatic, for me the most interest …

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