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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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12 May 2020

The Váráš rock slope deformation in northern Norway

The Váráš rock slope deformation in Troms County in northern Norway, a 70 million cubic metre, 100 m deep creeping landslide.

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26 March 2020

The Imom rockslide in Central Asia

The 15 million cubic metre Imom rockslide in Central Asia, one of a vast number of ancient giant landslides in this fascinating area

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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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15 April 2019

Flüela Wisshorn: a large rockslide in the Alps on 18th March 2019

On 18th March 2019, late in the night, a spectacular 250,000 cubic metre rockslide occurred at Flüela Wisshorn in the Swiss Alps

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11 March 2019

A video of a small but spectacular rockslide from Uttarakhand

A video has been posted onto Youtube showing a reasonably small but undeniably spectacular rockslide in Uttarakhand in the Indian Himalayas

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25 February 2019

The Baige landslide, Tibet: analysing seismic data to determine mass movement behaviour

The valley-blocking Baige landslide, Tibet in October 2018: an interesting analysis of seismic data to determine rockslide behaviour

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18 February 2019

The giant Daguangbao landslide: superheated steam and hot carbon dioxide

The runout of the one cubic kilometre Daguangbao landslide was controlled by complex processes in a basal layer that may have been just 0.1 mm thick

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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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