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18 January 2022

Arhavi, Turkey: the appalling landslide impacts of new roads

Arhavi, Turkey: a new paper in the Journal Natural Hazards (Tanyaş et al. 2022) shows that landslide impacts of new roads can be comparable to that of a medium sized earthquake

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14 January 2022

Ouro Preto: a Brazilian landslide destroys historic houses

Remarkable drone footage from two angles has captured a landslide in Ouro Preto in Brazil yesterday, which destroyed two 19th Century houses

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13 January 2022

The Pau Branco landslide – video of the overtopping of the dam

The 8 January 2022 Pau Branco landslide in mine waste – CCTV footage has now emerged showing the overtopping of the dam

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12 January 2022

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco The mining landslide at Pau Branco caused a significant release of mine waste, which appears to have flowed into the water retention structure below.  This image, from the Observatório da Mineração, shows the flow path:- . As the image shows, the landslide overtopped the retaining structure, which remained essentially intact (note the superficial erosion on either side of the dam abutments).  The …

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11 January 2022

Pau Branco: another significant mining-related landslide in Brazil

On 8 January 2022 a significant landslide occurred at the Pau Branco iron ore mine in Brazil, operated by the French company Vallourec.

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10 January 2022

The fatal flexural topple at Canyon de Furnas in Brazil

. The fatal flexural topple at Cânyon de Furnas in Brazil Many thanks to the various people who have contacted me over the weekend about the fatal flexural topple at Canyon de Furnas in Brazil on Saturday morning (8 January 2022), as shown in the image above.  This event, which was caught on a dramatic video, has received considerable attention in part because of the spectacular nature of the event …

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24 December 2021

Spruce Tree House – extreme rockfall management

Spruce Tree House in Colorado – rockfall management of a natural arch that shelters a key archaeological site in Mesa Verde National Park

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22 December 2021

Another fatal jade mine landslide in Myanmar

There are reports this morning of yet another fatal jade mine landslide in Myanmar, with indications of up to 100 deaths

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21 December 2021

The movement of the San Isidro landslide in Peru, and a possible relationship with the 28 November 2021 Northern Peru earthquake?

The movement of the San Isidro landslide in Peru, and a possible relationship with the 28 November 2021 Northern Peru earthquake?

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20 December 2021

The 12 December 2021 landslide at San Isidro in Peru

On 12 December 2021 a large landslide affected the village of San Isidro in La Peca, Amazonas, Peru

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