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2 March 2015

Gazost: an impressive landslide in the Hautes-Pyrenees

On Friday an interesting and quite mobile landslide affected the village of Gazost in the Haute-Pyrenees region of France

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19 January 2014

Torrential rain in Italy and France, especially in Liguria, causes landslides

Heavy rainfall in the last few days has triggered landslides in the Liguria region of Italy

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23 July 2013

An even better video of the large rock topple and collapse at Saint Jouin Breneval in France

A spectacular new video has emerged of the rock topple in Normandy, France last week

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18 July 2013

Toppling failure – a spectacular time lapse video from coastal cliffs in France

BRGM, the French Geological Survey, have captured a time lapse sequence of photographs of a toppling failure from St Jouin Bruneval in Normandy, France

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25 June 2012

Two neat debris flow videos from France

Two excellent new videos of debris flows that occurred in France in June 2012

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5 March 2012

The impact of a rockfall formed from a 200 tonne boulder

Startling images of a fatal rockfall from a 200 tonne boulder in France last week

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10 February 2012

Friday fun: a new landslide video and a remarkable escape from a rockfall

As a bit of light-hearted relief from the Philippines and Papua New Guinea landslides, here are two interesting landslide items. First, with a hat-tip to Greg Springer, there is a new landslide video on Youtube.  It is another good one (despite the music): According to the Youtube page “The landslide occurred summer 2011 in Athens County, Ohio during construction of a new road.” I will update the ultimate landslide video …

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23 September 2009

An interesting landslide website: Observatoire Multidisciplinaire des Instabilités de Versants’ (OMIV)

In France there is an organisation called OMIV (Observatoire Multidisciplinaire des Instabilités de Versants), which is charged with the responsibility to “conduct geomorphologic, geologic, hydrologic, geophysical and seismic studies related to long-term monitoring, understanding of processes, and assessment of hazards at several active landslides”. Perhaps most interestingly, they make the data from their various measurements available online, which provides a great research and teaching tool. The website is here:http://eost.u-strasbg.fr/omiv/Accueil.html The …

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An interesting landslide website: Observatoire Multidisciplinaire des Instabilités de Versants' (OMIV)

In France there is an organisation called OMIV (Observatoire Multidisciplinaire des Instabilités de Versants), which is charged with the responsibility to “conduct geomorphologic, geologic, hydrologic, geophysical and seismic studies related to long-term monitoring, understanding of processes, and assessment of hazards at several active landslides”. Perhaps most interestingly, they make the data from their various measurements available online, which provides a great research and teaching tool. The website is here:http://eost.u-strasbg.fr/omiv/Accueil.html The …

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6 November 2008

Floods in France

France is currently suffering some terrible flooding that is also resulting in a serious threat of mudslides to the extent that some motorways (freeways) have had to be closed. Although not really landslides, I felt I just had to show the following pictures of the Grangent reservoir on the Loire valley, which has trapped an extraordinary amount of debris washed down the river as a result of the rainfall: Debris …

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