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29 October 2021
The mobility of a rolling volcanic boulder
A remarkable video from the Cumbre Vieja eruption on La Palma shows the high level of mobility of an almost spherical boulder moving on a slope with few obstructions. Indiana Jones could face a greater hazard is Raiders of the Lost Ark is ever remade.
15 October 2021
Indications of landslides on Google Street View
The El Arrecife Landslide in Spain provides an excellent example of the way in which Google Street View can be used to help understand the movement of landslides that affect roads.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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