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24 October 2022

The Barry Arm landslide in Alaska: increased rates of movement

The Barry Arm landslide in Alaska: increased rates of movement in recent weeks has led to new warnings to people on or near to the fjords in the area.

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7 February 2019

Cape Kidnappers: a succession of large rockslope failures in New Zealand

On 23rd January & 2nd February 2019 Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand suffered large rockslope failures. The first, caught on video, seriously injured 2 people

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6 October 2017

Murchison Glacier: more information about the slowly developing rockslope failure that is affecting the hut

Pascal Sirguey has very kindly provided additional images to show the rockslope failure that is developing above Murchison Glacier in New Zealand

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31 July 2017

Saldim Peak in Nepal: a glacial flood that was actually caused by a giant rockslide

Saldim Peak in Nepal: new analyses suggest that the 20th April 2017 glacial flood that was actually caused by a giant rockslide

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23 May 2012

Understanding the Seti River landslide in Nepal

Using new satellite images & air photos to analyse the Seti River landslide in Nepal, which killed over 70 people.

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7 June 2009

The race against time to save 27 miners trapped below the Chongqing landslide

Image from: http://topiclinks.boston.com/photo/07Nr7zUf5l1W1 In China there is now a dramatic race against time being played out as rescuers race to reach 27 miners trapped below the Chongqing landslide. Xinhua is reporting that the two entrances to the Jiwei Mountain Iron Ore mine were blocked by the landslide. The trapped miners are likely to be able to survive for five to seven days, so there is very limited time available. Rescuers …

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6 June 2009

Update on the Chongqing landslide

Xinhua is now reporting that 79 people have been killed in the catastrophic landslide in Chongqing. In addition, 27 miners are trapped in a mine whose adit has been buried. Xinhua has also released an image of the source zone of the landslide (showing continued rockfall activity): And also the landslide deposit. It is now appears that this is a massive and catastrophic rock slope failure:

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