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5 August 2019

Grandview Surf Beach: a fatal rock topple in California

On 2nd August 2019 a rock topple on Grandview Surf Beach near San Diego in California killed three women from a single family

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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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29 August 2017

Zhangjiawan landslide: a massive rockslope collapse with 35 fatalities caught on a remarkable video

Yesterday the Zhangjiawan landslide, a massive rockslope collapse in Guizhou,China,caused 35 fatalities. The landslide was caught on a remarkable video.

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25 July 2017

Pandoh: two good new landslide videos from Himachal Pradesh in India

Two good new landslide videos have been posted on Youtube: a topple from Pandoh and a wedge failure from elsewhere in Himachal Pradesh in India

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11 September 2015

Weare Cliffs in Dorset – rockfall video

In Dorset, Southern England a dramatic rock topple on the progressive landslide at Weare Cliffs has been captured on video by a local fisherman

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23 August 2015

The rockfall physics of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner

Wile E. Coyote often tried to catch the Road Runner using rockfalls. Unfortunately he failed to understand how hard it is to predict landslide behaviour, especially in cartoon land.

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10 March 2015

Review of a paper – the 27th February 2014 San Leo landslide in northern Italy

In a newly published paper, Lisa Borgatti and colleagues describe the February 2014 landslide that affected the historical town of San Leo in northern Italy, providing both a description of the event and a historical context. Landslides will be a major threat to this historical site in the coming decades

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18 July 2013

Toppling failure – a spectacular time lapse video from coastal cliffs in France

BRGM, the French Geological Survey, have captured a time lapse sequence of photographs of a toppling failure from St Jouin Bruneval in Normandy, France

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17 June 2011

A toppling failure in a lemon meringue

Dave explores the mode of failure of a lemon meringue, finding that the mechanisms in opertaion are rather more complex than it first appears

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