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5 July 2021

The Atami mudslides in Japan

The Atami mudslides in Japan Over the weekend there was considerable attention paid to the remarkable videos of the mudflows in Atami, Japan.  This one in particular gained traction:- . But there are several others, which are helpfully combined into a compilation here: . I particularly draw your attention to the excerpt that begins at 8 minutes 16 seconds into the second video (the same sequence appears in the first …

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1 February 2021

Rat Creek: a large washout generated by an atmospheric river in California

Rat Creek: a large post wildfire washout has been generated on State Highway 1 in the Big Sur in California

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7 July 2020

Erzincan: a very interesting mudflow in Üzümlü, eastern Turkey

On 2 July 2020 a large and interesting mudflow occurred at Günebakan in the Erzincan area of eastern Turkey. The dynamics were captured on video.

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28 February 2020

More information about the Salkantay landslide and mudflow

The Salkantay landslide was a wedge failure in the near-vertical rock mass. The mass fragmented on impact to form a rock/ice avalanche that transitioned to a mudflow.

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19 July 2019

Chamoson: a dramatic debris flow video from last year in Switzerland

Today I stumbled across a dramatic debris flow video, shot in Grugnay in Chamoson, Switzerland in August 2018, which illustrates the mobility of such events

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5 December 2018

Malibu: Planet Labs images of the first round of mudflows

Malibu – Planet Labs have captured remarkable before and after SkySat images of the first round of mudflows following the recent wildfires

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9 November 2017

Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing

Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images from Planet Labs of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing on Tuesday

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19 July 2017

Cold Springs swimming hole: a mudflow tragedy in Arizona

On Sunday a mudflow swept through the Cold Springs Swimming Hole in Arizona. Ten people swimming at the popular site were washed away and killed.

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9 July 2017

The Willow Creek landslide: a large valley-blocking slide in Wyoming

The Willow Creek landslide is a large-valley blocking earth and mud flow that was discovered last week in the Wyoming Range in the USA

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30 May 2017

Northern Tajikistan: An extreme mudflow video

On 28th May 2017 an extremely large mudflow in northern Tajikistan was captured on video and placed online by Radio Free Europe.

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