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11 June 2017

Landslides in Art Part 29: a Victorian view of Black Ven

Landslides in Art Part 29: a beautiful Victorian view of the famous Black Ven landslide complex in Dorset, southern England

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6 January 2016

Landslides in Art Part 24 – Mary Buckland

In the latest installment in the Landslides in Art Series, I examine the engravings of the Bindon landslide by Mary Buckland

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11 September 2015

Weare Cliffs in Dorset – rockfall video

In Dorset, Southern England a dramatic rock topple on the progressive landslide at Weare Cliffs has been captured on video by a local fisherman

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8 September 2015

Portland: progressive failure at Weare Cliffs

In Dorset in southern England, a complex progressive landslide is developing on the Weare Cliffs on the Isle of Portland.

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17 July 2015

Landslides in Art Part 23: Marzia Colonna

Part 23 of the Landslides in Art series looks at a piece entitled Rockfall at Burton Bradstock by Dorset based artists Marzia Colonna

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5 November 2013

Landslides in Art Part 19: Geoff Townson

Geoff Townson is an artist who is also a trained geologist based in Dorset, England, so it is unsurprising that much of his work features landslides

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1 December 2012

Further landslide movement in Dorset, England

In my post yesterday I noted that: ” …deep groundwater levels will now be rising, so don’t be at all surprised if there are reports of larger landslide movements over the next few months.  Places such as Dorset and the Isle of Wight, where there are large coastal landslide systems, will be particularly vulnerable.” And sure enough, the BBC website today has an article that starts: “A section of coastline …

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24 July 2012

Breaking news – at least one person reported trapped in a landslide in Dorset, UK

Brreaking news that there has been a serious landslide in Burton Bradstock, Dorset, UK, with the possibility that people may be trapped.

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17 July 2012

Breaking news – a fatal landslide at Beaminster in Dorset, UK

The bodies were discovered last night of two people killed in a landslide at Beaminster, in Dorset, S. England on 7th July

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15 May 2008

The Dorset landslide revisited

It is now sensible to revisit the 7th May Dorset landslide, upon which I blogged here. Now, eight days on, it is clear that there was a slight media over-reaction to this event, probably spurred by reported comments that this was the largest failure for a century. It wasn’t. The image below from the BBC, clearly shows what actually happened. A section of cliff has collapse from the Blue Lias …

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