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16 May 2017
The Pas de l’Ours landslide: a very large and potentially-problematic actively-moving rockslide in the Queyras Valley of France
28 July 2016
A fantastic video has been posted on Youtube showing a very large debris flow in the Illgraben catchment in Canton Vallais, Switzerland.
28 April 2016
In a wonderful new paper in the journal Landslides, Simon Loew and collagues describe the use of monitoring data to forecast the failure of the 2012 Preonzo rockslide in Switzerland
15 September 2015
A team from Durham University is undertaking landslide monitoring of ten slopes in Nepal that were damaged in the April 2015 earthquake. The data is being streamed online in real time.
11 February 2015
The Geopraevent team has posted a very interesting stop motion video showing movement of the Val Parghera rockslide in Switzerland over an 18 month period
12 November 2014
The creep rate of the Mannen landslide in Norway has now declined to 2 mm per day. The risk level has been reduced from red to yellow, but the landslide still requires monitoring
4 June 2011
An overview of the Springhill landslide in Utah, which is progressively destroying a residential neighbourhood in a suburb outside Salt Lake City.
9 September 2010
1. Please vote for a slope monitoring projectOne of the recurrent themes of the IAEH Congress is the growing importance of slope monitoring techniques to provide warning of the development of failure. One of the most exciting projects is the ALARMS project, led by Prof. Neil Dixon at Loughborough University, which is developing techniques that use acoustic emissions to monitor slope movements. The project has been entered into an Enterprise …
11 September 2009
I have posted previously about the near real time landslide monitoring project that is being undertaken on the Taihape landslide by the GEONET team in New Zealand. The most amazing aspect of this project is that the monitoring data is streamed onto a web server and can then be viewed using a rather neat online graphing package (available here). The great news is that the team have now instrumented another …
22 December 2008
Arizona Geology, the Blog of the Arizona State Geologist Lee Allison, has a new post highlighting the reactivation of an ongoing slope failure on Highway 87, which links Phoenix with the town of Payson. Movement on this slope was first noted in March 2008, whereupon emergency works were initiated to try to reduce the immediate hazard. Nonetheless, the road was closed for six days at that time. The failure is …