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19 March 2020

The May 1971 Saint Jean Vianney landslide disaster

In May 1971 the Saint Jean Vianney landslide, a very large failure in a sensitive clay, destroyed 40 houses and killed 31 people in Canada

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13 January 2020

Burundi: Planet Labs and Sentinel images of the 4 December 2019 landslide disaster

Planet Labs and Sentinel images of the 4 December 2019 landslide disaster in the hills around Nyempundu, in Mugina commune in Cibitoke, Burundi

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1 February 2019

Brumadinho disaster: the extent of the environmental impact

The human and environmental costs of the Brumadinho disaster in Brazil are becoming increasingly clear, whilst speculation continues as to the causes of the collapse of the tailings dam

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24 September 2018

Cebu landslide: should mining be banned in the Philippines?

In the aftermath of the Cebu landslide in the Philippines, which killed about 90 people, there is now a discussion as to whether mining should be banned

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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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24 September 2012

So how does a landslide manage to do that?

Very large rock avalanches deposits often show severe fragmentation and yet retain their originnal structure. This post explores this phenomenon using examples from New Zealand and the Alps.

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19 March 2012

Landslides and constrictions – a request for help (and, incidentally, an amazing benefit of geoblogging)

A request for help to find examples of landslides that pass through constrictions

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15 November 2011

Interesting coastal landslide in San Pedro, California

Brief report on a coastal landslide affecting a road in San Pedro, California

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6 August 2011

Landslides from the Christchurch earthquakes part 5: landslides that involve sliding

This is the 5th part of the series of posts, this time examining landslides that involve sliding triggered by the Christchurch earthquakes

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