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21 May 2019

Joffre Peak: precursory movements and the role of temperature

The first Joffre Peak landslide was probably associated with high Spring temperatures, but the slope also showed signs of distress before the collapse.

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14 December 2016

Progressive Rock Failure – a meeting in Switzerland in June 2017

ETH in Zurich is organising a very exciting symposium on Progressive Rock Failure in June 2017 in Monte Verità, Switzerland

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5 October 2016

Aletsch: a major developing post-glacial rockslide

A major post-glacial rockslide is developing on the flanks of the Moosfluh above the Aletsch Glacier in Canton du Valais in Swizerland

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30 October 2015

The Big Horn Mountains landslide in Wyoming

In the last fortnight the Big Horn Mountains landslide had developed in Wyoming, creating an enormous canyon-like tension crack

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11 September 2015

Weare Cliffs in Dorset – rockfall video

In Dorset, Southern England a dramatic rock topple on the progressive landslide at Weare Cliffs has been captured on video by a local fisherman

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8 September 2015

Portland: progressive failure at Weare Cliffs

In Dorset in southern England, a complex progressive landslide is developing on the Weare Cliffs on the Isle of Portland.

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13 April 2015

Review of a paper: progressive failure leading to a rockfall in Catalonia, Spain

An important new paper by Royan et al (2015) has used terrestrial LiDAR to examine progressive failure of a rockslope in Spain.

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11 February 2012

Continued questions about the role of the quarry in the Tumbi Quarry landslide

Further consideration of the role of the quarry in the failure of the Tumbi Quarry landslide

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8 July 2011

Video of an interesting landslide in Russia caused by a leaking pipe

The following video was apparently shot in Barnaul in southern Russia this week.¬† Based upon the Google translation it shows a progressive landslide triggered by a leaking storm drain or sewer pipe: It is also shown below – skip forward to the 5 minute 15 second point in the film: Does anyone have any more information?    

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