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18 December 2019

Larvik: a classic wedge failure on a Norwegian road last week

Late on Friday 13 December 2019 a large wedge failure developed on a cut rock slope on the E18 motorway at Larvik in Norway

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6 September 2019

Veslemannen in Norway – major movement, and possibly a significant failure, reported

After a phase of accelerated movement in the last few days, the large Velsemannen rockslide in Norway underwent a significant failure overnight

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1 August 2019

Sogn og Fjordane: a series of large landslides in Norway

Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway suffered a series of large, rainfall-induced landslides on Tuesday, killing at least one person.

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24 June 2019

Salaks: an unusual video of a landslide impact in Norway

On 8th June 2019 a landslide struck the Salaks salmon processing plant in the northern part of Norway. The landslide was caught on CCTV footage.

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7 November 2018

Mannen rockslide: The postman always rings twice; two post-glacial stability crises with multiple catastrophic rock-slope failures – is there more to come?

Recent research shows that the problematic Mannen rockslide in Norway has shown two previous phases of extensive activity. Guest post by Paula Hilger of NGU

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10 May 2017

Geiranger Fjord in Norway: the spectacular rockslide video

On Monday a significant rockslide on the flanks of Geiranger Fjord in Norway was captured on a video now posted to Youtube

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13 November 2016

Asakveien: a deadly quick clay landslide in Norway on Thursday

On Thursday afternoon a quick clay landslide occurred at Asakveien in Norway, tragically killing three Lithuanian forestry workers

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12 May 2015

Sorkjosen (Sørkjosen) in Norway – an unusual underwater landslide

Early on Sunday morning an interesting underwater landslide occurred in the town of Sorkjosen (Sørkjosen) in Norway, closing the only highway linking northern Norway with the remainder of the country

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3 February 2015

Vestfold in Norway – an unusual landslide takes out a major highway bridge

Yesterday afternoon a major landslide took out a highway bridge at Vestfold in Norway. This may be a quick clay landslide, and interestingly it appears that a bulldozer was working in the field below the bridge.

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18 November 2014

Rabenstein, South Tyrol: a great new landslide video (and a quick update on the Mannen landslide)

On Sunday a 20,000 cubic metre landslide occurred at Rabenstein in South Tyrol, Italy. It was captured on a dramatic video.

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