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15 May 2020

A potential major rock slope failure above Barry Glacier in Alaska

A team of scientists has identified a potentially massive (500 million cubic metre) rock slope failure above Barry Glacier in Alaska

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22 November 2019

Deep-seated gravitational slope deformations: Piz Dora

The Piz Dora deep-seated gravitational slope deformation in Switzerland is a beautiful example of a giant creeping landslide in a high mountain area

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22 November 2018

Pre-failure analysis of the Fagraskogarfjall landslide

NPA Satellite Mapping have completed a pre-failure analysis of the Fagraskogarfjall landslide in Iceland using InSAR data. Up to 2 metres of movement occurred in the year before the main collapse.

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29 January 2018

Rattlesnake Hills rockslide – anticipating future behaviour

The Rattlesnake Hills rockslide in Washington State continues to creep at an approximately constant rate. The key challenge now is to determine whether the slide can transition into a rapid failure eventThe Rattlesnake Hills rockslide in Washington State continues to creep at an approximately constant rate. The key challenge now is to determine whether the slide can transition into a rapid failure event

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6 October 2017

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

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31 August 2017

The Maca landslide: a large, slow-moving slide in Peru

In an article this week in Nature, Jane Palmer describes the Maca landslide, a 60 million cubic metre slow-moving slide in Peru

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4 November 2014

Mount Mannen rockslide – still in an accelerated creep phase of movement

The Mount Mannen rockslide in Norway continues to creep rapidly. New monitoring data suggests that the slide is moving at about 15 mm per day now

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22 September 2012

Examples of ongoing slope deformation in New Zealand

Three examples of actively deforming slopes from New Zealand. Many slopes show slow deformation; knowing which are likely to fail is a significant challenge

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6 November 2008

Highway 97 update

Blast on the problem slope on Highway 97 (from CBCnews) Attempts to deal with the slope problem on Highway 97 in Canada continue in a quietly controlled manner, and there are now some signs of success. The focus continues to be upon small blasts at the head of the slope to remove material, which is then transferred to the toe to support the mass and to protect the highway. The …

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31 October 2008

Did you hear the one about a goat in a landslide?

A bit of light relief over at the Highway 97 site in Canada, which continues to slip. Arthon have a pictorial report on their website of the rescue of a mountain goat that had fallen down the tension crack and become wedged 10 m below the surface (all images from the Arthon website): Fortunately, the goat (now named Houdini) was spotted and a rescue was put in place. Enter the …

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