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18 November 2020

Argaga: the major rockfall on La Gomera on 14 November 2020

Argaga: two impressive videos of the major coastal rockfall on the Spanish island of La Gomera on 14 November 2020

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7 February 2020

Zaldibar: a major garbage dump landslide in Spain yesterday

On 6 February 2020 at about 4 pm local time a significant garbage dump landslide occurred in the Ermua landfill at Zaldibar in the Basque region of Spain, leaving two people missing.

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20 April 2018

Further information about the Castell de Mur landslide in Spain

More information is now available about the Castell de Mur landslide in Spain on 16th April, including drone images, before and after photographs and the seismic traces

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18 April 2018

Castell de Mur: a major, fatal rockslide in Spain on Monday

On Monday a 20,000 cubic metre rockslide at Castell de Mur in Catalonia, Spain killed two people. The rockslide occurred at the site of a village destroyed by landslides 70 years ago

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3 December 2015

A cut slope failure on the Eskoriatza to Vitoria motorway in Spain

A large cut slope failure was captured on video on the Eskoriatza – Vitoria motorway last week in Spain.

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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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13 December 2013

Killing off the Canary Islands landslide megatsunami scare

A new paper should end the scare that a landslide in the Canary Islands could cause a megatsunami that would devastate coast areas in Europe & America

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28 May 2013

Another landslide on a reservoir flank – Yesa in Spain

Reports suggest that a landslide is moving on the slope abutting the Yesa Dam in Spain. 60 houses located on the slope have been evacuated

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29 January 2013

A round up of just a few of the recent landslide events

In the last few weeks there has been an unusual amount of landslide activity worldwide.  This is just a few of the more interesting events, there are many more that I’ll try to cover in the next few days.  Thanks to everyone who has pointed them out to e, and apologies if I have not acknowledged your contribution or covered your story yet.  Please do keep them coming! 1. The …

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1 November 2009

Another fatal beach rockfall – this time in Spain

In August this year a rockfall on a beach in Portugal killed five people and injured four others. Unfortunately the newspapers in the UK are this evening reporting that a similar rockfall occurred today on a beach at Playa de los Gigantes in western Tenerife in Spain, killing a British woman and a local woman. The Telegraph has a report and picture (below) of the incident: Coastal cliffs unfortunately are …

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