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11 June 2020

Landslides in Art Part 33: Vue du vallon entre le Rossberg e le Rigi apres la terrible catastrophe du 2e Septembre 1806

Landslides in Art part 33: Vue du vallon entre le Rossberg e le Rigi apres la terrible catastrophe du 2e Septembre 1806 by Gaspar Rahn, which depicts the Goldau landslide in Switzerland.

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16 March 2020

An analysis of the Piz Cengalo landslide

A new open access paper (Mergili et al. 2020), analyses the deadly 2017 Piz Cengalo rock avalanche and debris flow in Switzerland, which killed eight people

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24 February 2020

The giant Kandersteg rock avalanche in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland

The Kandersteg rock avalanche is a 1.2 cubic kilometre rockslide that occurred in Switzerland about 3,200 years ago, according to new research

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19 July 2019

Chamoson: a dramatic debris flow video from last year in Switzerland

Today I stumbled across a dramatic debris flow video, shot in Grugnay in Chamoson, Switzerland in August 2018, which illustrates the mobility of such events

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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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25 August 2017

Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche – Planet satellite imagery captured the landslide in motion

Planet Labs imagery has captured the enormous Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche, which has left eight people missing in Switzerland, in motion

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5 June 2017

Another video of the terrifying Illgraben debris flow in Switzerland

Pierre Zufferey has posted to Youtube an even better video of the terrifying Illgraben debris flow of 29th May 2017, which I featured last week

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31 May 2017

Illgraben – another dramatic debris flow video

On 29th May 2017 another dramatic debris flow occurred in the Illgraben catchment in Switzerland. This event was captured on video.

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1 November 2016

Another novel way to manage rockfall hazard: blasting the slope with gunfire from a tank

Authorities in Switzerland have hit upon a novel way to manage rockfall hazard by blasting it with heavy gunfire from a tank

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14 October 2016

Aletsch landslide: significant acceleration of movement

The movement rate of the Aletsch landslide in Switzerland has increased significantly in the last few days, and is now about 80 cm per day

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