Failures

Vajont Dam Disaster – 60 Years Later

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Vajont Dam disaster – a tragic event that serves as a stark reminder of the profound interplay between geology, engineering, and the forces of nature. On the fateful […]

2022 Michoacán Earthquake
Geologic Hazards

2022 Michoacan Earthquake GEER Report

The Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) report for the moment magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck the Mexican State of Michoacan on September 19, 2022 is now available. The earthquake was an interface subduction earthquake along […]

Namestone Point Area on along the Great Alpine Road in Gippsland, Australia
Geologic Hazards

Slope Stabilization Complete at Namestone Point

Regional Roads Victoria (Australia) has announced the completion of slope stabilization work at Namesone Point along the scenic Great Alpine Road in Gippsland. The work was part of $4.3M (AUS) in landslip remediation funding that […]

Geologic Hazards

Taiwan M6.8 Earthquake Causes Major Destruction

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Taiwan on September 19th, toppling buildings and bridges, derailing trains, and causing widespread disruption of services and communications. According to the BBC, at least one person was killed and 146 […]

Earthquake-induced landslide in Japan in April 2016
Geologic Hazards

Landslide Tracking Using Social Media

Some clever researchers have devised an algorithm to collect information on landslides occurring around the world by analyzing social media posts. They use a variety of search terms to flag a post as being potentially […]