This amazing video has been making its way around the geoblogosphere as well as the mainstream media. Pretty remarkable. It ranks up there with the Japanese Landslide Video.
Aerial footage of Italian Rockfall Event
February 20, 2014 rockman Geologic Hazards Comments Off on Aerial footage of Italian Rockfall Event
Rockslide Closes I-40 in Western North Carolina
November 6, 2009 rockman Geologic Hazards Comments Off on Rockslide Closes I-40 in Western North Carolina
A massive rockslide closed a busy interstate route last week near the border between Tennessee and North Carolina in Pigeon River Gorge. This area has had landslide problems in the past. In 1997 a rockslide in the same area closed the freeway for approximately 3 months. (Photo from Landslides Under a Microscope Blog, original source not cited)
I have yet to see volume estimates, but The Charlotte Observer quoted a highway patrol officer who was at the scene:
He said the roadway is covered by a gigantic mound of debris, from pebbles up to house-sized boulders. The pile is 40 to 50 feet high, Williamson estimated, and hundreds of feet long.
More info and video after the break. […]
St. Jude, Quebec Five Months After the Deadly Landslide
November 1, 2010 rockman Geologic Hazards Comments Off on St. Jude, Quebec Five Months After the Deadly Landslide
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I would like to enquire about the landslide that happened on 15 feb 2010 in Italy ( maierato region).
What are the soil types and what is the structural geology of the area. Any idea as to how could i get the maps?