This video shows a huge landslide appear to take out a portion of an entire mountain. It must have been a sight to behold…and the rumbling is quite ominous. The title of the video notes that it took place in Kyrgyzstan in September of 2020, but there is no other info. I also checked the Landslide Blog, my usual go-to resource for this type of thing. Unless I’m missing it, he doesn’t have any info on this landslide in recent posts. It’s possible I missed it, or the video is mislabeled and it took place earlier than September. If anyone knows more details on this one, drop me a note or leave a comment. Thanks to Jim Withiam for sharing this with me.
Given the earthquake risk from the Wasatch Fault in Utah and the already steep landslide prone terrain in the area, there is definitely cause for concern about the potential for major landslides in the region. […]
Titanic movie star Leonardo DiCaprio has been sued by his neighbors for allegedly activating a landslide on the neighbor’s property through negligently excavating for a basketball court at his home in the hills above Sunset […]
Some juicy geoengineering news items in this post. I could turn just about all of them into a separate blog post if I had time, maybe I still will for some of them. Don’t miss this list! All of the links are active when you view it on the site. If you’re looking at this in your RSS feed reader or on your daily email, you won’t see the actual links, sorry.
- San Diego settles landslide suits for $284,000 – San Jose Mercury News
- Slip On Weak Layer – GEO-SLOPE International Ltd.
An example analysis using SLOPE/W software.
- UK’s first commercial scale geothermal power plant set to start construction in October – Ground Engineering (GE) Magazine
- Some reflections on the Eyjafjallajoekull ash cloud – Dave’s Landslide Blog
As usual, Dr. Dave has some great insights into this geologic hazard that is currently dominating the news.
- Port of Miami tunnel project on track for June start – MiamiHerald.com via ASCE SmartBrief
- Louisiana receives $81.5 million in new federal aid for repair of roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Katrina – NOLA.com
- New imagery from the Qinghai earthquake | Google Earth Blog
- Geogrids remedy poor site soils at World Cup stadium in South Africa – Geosynthetics Magazine
- Geo-Engineering Reconnaissance of the February 27, 2010 Maule, Chile Earthquake, Version 1: April 15, 2010 – Geoengineer.org Press Center
The GEER is an NSF-funded group that was created to collect perishable data in the wake of extreme events (e.g., earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, or floods) in the interests of learning from the events to advance the state of geoengineering practice. This report on the earthquake was produced by over 40 lead authors and contributing authors from universities and consulting companies around the world.
- A Decade of Safety Success, March/April 2010 Public Roads
…And 13 more! […]