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26 February 2020

The 1954 Prospect Point Rockfall at Niagara Falls

Amazing archive footage on Youtube showing the 1954 Prospect Point Rockfall at Niagara Falls in USA, which had a mass of 168,000 tonnes

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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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18 April 2019

A dramatic debris flow video

A new video posted to Youtube shows a debris flow cascading over a cliff above a mountain road, with a trapped 4×4. The location and timing are unclear.

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1 February 2019

First thoughts on the Brumadinho dam collapse video

My initial thoughts on the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse video, which has emerged today. The video shows a catastrophic rotational landslide and flow

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20 January 2019

Landslides on the White Bluffs in Hanford Reach National Monument

Bruce Bjornstad has posted a video Youtube showing the development of landslides on the White Bluffs in Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington State, USA.

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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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10 December 2018

Spatnik basecamp – that was close!

A Youtube video of a near-miss from a large, tabular, highly mobile boulder at Spantik basecamp in northern Pakistan in August 2018

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2 July 2018

Guang’an: a dramatic retaining wall failure video

Yesterday a large retaining wall failed on a tall slope in Guang’an, Sichuan Province, China. This event was captured from a number of angles on video, now posted online

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29 June 2018

Lai Chau: multiple landslides in Vietnam in recent days

In the last few days heavy rainfall has triggered multiple landslides in Lai Chau, northern Vietnam, killing at least 21 people. A remarkable video shows the moment when an excavator was swept over a cliff. Fortunately the driver survived, albeit with serious injuries.

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24 April 2018

Boulder meets house: the power of landslides

Boulder meets house in India: a new video on Youtube shows the impact of a boulder on two properties at Peerah in northern India last week. The houses are completely destroyed.

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