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The Jinbu debris flow experiment in South Korea

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Yune et al. 2023) describes a remarkable debris flow experiment at in South Korea in which 600 cubic metres of soil and water was released down a natural channel.

Cyclone Gabrielle in New Zealand triggered 140,000 landslides

The Landslide Blog is written by Dave Petley, who is widely recognized as a world leader in the study and management of landslides. Back in February 2023 I highlighted the large numbers of landslides, and their impacts, associated with the passage of Cyclone Gabrielle in North Island of New Zealand. One landslide, at Manukau Heads, led to the death of a firefighter, whilst there several other near misses and extensive damage. GNS Science is the organisation in New Zealand that seeks to understand the landslides as a process and their implications for society. Since the passage of Cyclone Gabrielle, a…

The 23 September 2023 landslide at Stenungsund in Sweden

The Landslide Blog is written by Dave Petley, who is widely recognized as a world leader in the study and management of landslides. On 23 September 2023 a very significant landslide occurred at Stenungsund in Sweden, causing extensive damage to a major road, the E6 motorway between Gothenburg and Oslo (across the border in Norway)…

Spectacular bouncing boulders in Ticino, Switzerland

The Landslide Blog is written by Dave Petley, who is widely recognized as a world leader in the study and management of landslides. Highly mobile boulders are one of the most extraordinary and hazardous landslide phenomena. In recent years, mobile phone footage has captured a number of these events, such as the famous boulder at…

The 12 November 2014 mine waste landslide at Dagushan in Anshan, China

The Landslide Blog is written by Dave Petley, who is widely recognized as a world leader in the study and management of landslides. On 12 November 2014, an 8.45 million cubic metre landslide occurred in a mine waste pile at the Dagushan open-pit iron mine in Anshan, China. The failure occurred in a a huge…

Further information about the Wadi Derna dams

The dam failure disaster on Wadi Derna in Libya is now thought to have killed 20,000 people The Landslide Blog is written by Dave Petley, who is widely recognized as a world leader in the study and management of landslides. As the true horror of the Derna flood disaster in Libya continues to become apparent,…

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Dave Petley is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. His blog provides commentary and analysis of landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings.

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