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16 June 2020

New landslide videos: Russia and California

Two new landslide videos: a large landslide in a mine in Russia & dashcam footage of a small but high impact rockfall in California

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21 October 2019

Shchetinkino: a major dam collapse at a gold mine in Siberia

On Saturday 19 October 2019 a dam collapsed at a gold mine near to Shchetinkino in Siberia, killing 20 people and leaving many more injured

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30 July 2019

Baikalsk: a horrifying example of a high risk waste storage facility in Russia

13 large waste storage ponds at Baikalsk, on the banks of Lake Baikal, appear to be exceptionally vulnerable to landslides and debris flows.

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30 April 2019

Bashkara Glacier: a major rock avalanche in the Caucasus last week

Satellite imagery shows that a major rock avalanche, with a runout length of about 2.7 km, occurred on the Bashkara Glacier in the Caucasus last week.

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23 January 2019

Bureya Reservoir: blasting has started to clear the landslide dam

The website Rivers Without Boundaries is reporting that works have now started to clear the landslide dam at Bureya Reservoir in Russia

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15 January 2019

Two new landslide videos: Lebanon and Russia

Two new (to me at least) landslide videos have been posted onto Youtube: one from Lebanon earlier this month and one from Russia in 2012

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25 December 2018

Bureya River: a large landslide but not a meteorite impact in Russia

Bureya River: on 11th December 2018 a large landslide occurred in the Khabarovsk region of Russia. Speculation suggested it was a meteor impact. It wasn’t.

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29 June 2016

A massive secondary landslide in Devdoraki Gorge, Georgia

On 23rd June a massive secondary landslide occurred in the Devdoraki Gorge in Georgia, blocking the main road between Georgia and Russia. The landslide is a reactivation of a landslide deposit left in the river after a major landslide sequence in 2014,

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20 April 2015

The Bolshaya Talda earthflow in Russia was a mine waste failure

The Bolshaya Talda earthflow, which I featured on this blog on Friday was a mine waster landslide. Readers have helped identify the location of the slide.

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17 April 2015

New landslide video: a fascinating and huge Russian earthflow

Youtube has an amazing new video of a huge Russian earthflow in motion, taken on 1st April 2015. The location is apparently Zarechnyi in Penzenskaya.

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