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22 June 2020

The Old Fort landslide has reactivated – about 100 m of new movement

The Old Fort landslide in British Colombia has reactivated as a result of heavy rainfall. About 100 m of new movement has been recorded so far.

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21 May 2020

Edenville Dam failure: the astonishing video of the collapse sequence

Edenville Dam failure: an astonishing video of the full collapse sequence is on Youtube. It appears to show a geotechnical failure rather than overtopping

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20 May 2020

Edenville dam: a major dam collapse in Michigan

In Midland County, Michigan collapse is underway of Edenville dam, driven by heavy rainfall. Reports suggest that a second dam may also be failing.

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19 May 2020

A long run out landslide from Yudi Peak in Alaska

Helicopter company Alpine Air Alaska has posted to Facebook stunning images and a video of a long run out landslide from Yudi Peak in Alaska

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15 May 2020

A potential major rock slope failure above Barry Glacier in Alaska

A team of scientists has identified a potentially massive (500 million cubic metre) rock slope failure above Barry Glacier in Alaska

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8 April 2020

Denali Park Road: fascinating landslides in a subarctic mountain environment

More than 150 landslides have been identified along Denali Park Road in Denali National Park in Alaska, some of which are causing damage to the highway

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19 March 2020

The May 1971 Saint Jean Vianney landslide disaster

In May 1971 the Saint Jean Vianney landslide, a very large failure in a sensitive clay, destroyed 40 houses and killed 31 people in Canada

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26 February 2020

The 1954 Prospect Point Rockfall at Niagara Falls

Amazing archive footage on Youtube showing the 1954 Prospect Point Rockfall at Niagara Falls in USA, which had a mass of 168,000 tonnes

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20 February 2020

Hardin County: a dramatic landslide in Tennessee

Two houses were destroyed in a rainfall induced landslide on a steep bluff at Hardin County in Tennessee on 15 February 2020

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14 February 2020

Elkhorn City, Kentucky: a fiery train derailment by a landslide

On 13 February 2020 at about 7 am a train carrying ethanol was derailed by a landslide close to Elkhorn City in Pike County in Kentucky, USA

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