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29 October 2021

The mobility of a rolling volcanic boulder

A remarkable video from the Cumbre Vieja eruption on La Palma shows the high level of mobility of an almost spherical boulder moving on a slope with few obstructions. Indiana Jones could face a greater hazard is Raiders of the Lost Ark is ever remade.

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15 October 2021

Indications of landslides on Google Street View

The El Arrecife Landslide in Spain provides an excellent example of the way in which Google Street View can be used to help understand the movement of landslides that affect roads.

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8 October 2021

Multiple landslides in Þingeyjarsveit and in Kinnarfjöll in Iceland

Multiple shallow landslides have been triggered by heavy rainfall in recent days in Þingeyjarsveit and in Kinnarfjöll in Iceland.

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9 September 2021

Paimio: a very unusual landslide in Finland

Last week a very interesting and unusual landslide occurred close to the town of Paimio in Finland

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4 August 2021

A rockfall video from the Couloir du Gypaète in France

A rockfall video from the Couloir du Gypaète in France, showing a very surprising trajectory of a rock block.

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23 July 2021

Benbrack: another peat landslide in Ireland

Benbrack: a large peat landslide in West Cavan in the Republic of Ireland, triggered by heavy rainfall on 4 July 2021

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16 July 2021

Inden: a river changing course, eroding an old channel and flooding an open cast mine

Inden: a river rediscovering a previous course and flooding an open cast coal mine The floods in Germany, Belgium and Netherlands this week have been truly catastrophic.  The same storm system also caused flash flooding in London.  It is likely that the this event will have triggered landslides, but we will need to wait to get more information when the priority is rescue and recovery.  There are suggestions that an …

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13 July 2021

Diablerets: a very interesting video of a rock topple from the Swiss Alps

On Friday 9 July 2021 a rock topple was caught on video on the flanks of Le Dôme, a peak above Diablerets glacier in Switzerland

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10 June 2021

Legal proposals to improve safety on Welsh and English coal tips

The Law Commission has published welcome proposals to change the legal framework on the management of coal tip safety in England and Wales

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3 June 2021

Not all slope failures are large

Not all slope failures are large: examples of small but disruptive landslides in Sheffield

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