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18 February 2020

Further information about the Tylorstown landslide

Images of the Tylorstown landslide show that it was a rotational landslide in coal waste that transitioned into a flowslide.

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10 April 2019

GEER report on the Palu landslides

GEER has published a report on the Palu-Donggala landslides, triggered by the 28 September 2018 Mw=7.5 Palu earthquake in Indonesia

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27 September 2017

Heifangtai terrace: spectacular loess flowslides in Gansu Province, China

In a new paper in the journal Engineering Geology, Qi et al. (2017) describe spectacular loess landslides from the Heifangtai terrace in China

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2 May 2017

Ayu in Osh, Kyrgyzstan: a large landslide has killed 24 people, and another large flowslide in Uzgen region

Two large landslides occurred in Kyrgystan this weekend. One, at Ayu in Osh, killed 24 people whilst the other, in Uzgen region, appears to be highly mobile

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28 April 2017

The Oso landslide: a new paper on the material properties and failure mechanism

A new paper examines both the materials and the mechanisms of the 2014 Oso landslide, and proposes a new model that fits all of the available evidence

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18 April 2017

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery

Fantastic Google Earth imagery is now available of the site of the Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan, which was captured so memorably on video last year

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11 November 2016

St-Luc-de-Vincennes: a spectacular quick clay (?) slide in Quebec

A spectacular and dramatic landslide at St-Luc-de-Vincennes in Quebec, Canada yesterday has the hallmarks of a quick clay slide

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21 October 2016

The Aberfan victims and survivors

The Aberfan victims and survivors Today is the 50th anniversary of Aberfan, an event that will be commemorated both at the site and across the United Kingdom.  It is of course a day to remember the Aberfan victims, the majority of whom were children and teachers at the Pantglas Junior School, and to hear accounts of the survivors.  Those lost are remembered in a simple memorial garden at Aberfan, with …

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20 October 2016

The Aberfan tragedy – what happened next?

Events after the Aberfan tragedy are remarkable. The Tribunal robustly criticised the National Coal Board for their behaviour during the proceedings, but they still extracted £150,000 from the disaster fund to clean up their own mess

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19 October 2016

Aberfan: The National Coal Board failures part 2

The official Tribunal for the Aberfan disaster strongly criticised the National Board for their failure to manage water in the spoil tip that failed

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