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22 May 2020

Edenville Dam breach: interpreting the failure

As improved images and information become available, it is becoming possible to gain a better understanding of the cause of the Edenville Dam breach

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10 February 2017

Oroville Dam: extraordinary erosion, and a crisis, on the spillway

At the Oroville Dam in Calfornia an extraordinary crisis has developed as the spillway undergoes massive, flood-induced erosion

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1 February 2016

Images of the Tbilisi Zoo landslide and flood disaster

Dr Sergey Chernomorets has kindly provided images taken in September 2015 of the Tbilisi zoo landslide and flood disaster.

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28 January 2016

Google Earth imagery of the Tbilisi landslide and flood

In June 2015 the Tbilisi landslide and flood disaster killed 19 people in Georgia. Google Earth imagery is now available of the site

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15 January 2016

Wolhusen: an interesting river-blocking rockfall in Switzerland

On Monday night a large rockfall in Wolhusen blocked the Keine Emme river, causing a flood through a local industrial park. Estimated damage is US$1 million

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7 April 2013

Future trends in natural hazard losses – the Powerpoint file from my Geographical Association 2013 conference talk

A talk from the Geographical Association annual conference on future losses from natural hazards, focusing on storms, floods, earthquakes and volcanoes

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12 May 2012

More information on the landslide that caused the Seti Flood in Nepal

An analysis, based on an amazing video of the landslide in action, of the rock avalanche that caused the Seti River flood in Nepal

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6 May 2012

Flash flood in Nepal kills at least 15, with up to 36 more missing

It is possible that the catastrophic flood in Nepal yesterday, which killed up to 50, was caused by a landslide dam collapse

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14 January 2012

A photo album of landslide damage at Golden Bay, Nelson, New Zealand

In December 2011 a severe rainstorm triggered landslides in Golden Bay, New Zealand. This post provides photos of the landslide damage.

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5 January 2011

Google Ngrams – the use of the word “landslide”

Google now has about a million books online dating from 1500 to 2008.  An interesting tool that they have provided, and which is great fun with which to play, is the NGram viewer, which allows the user to search for, and graph, the occurrence of specific words through time in these texts. Note that the data are presented as the use of the word as a percentage of the total words in the …

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