Damage to Lower Van Norman Dam from 1971 San Fernando Earthquake
Geologic Hazards

50th Anniversary of San Fernando Earthquake

I posted about the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake, but there was another notable earthquake anniversary recently…the 50th anniversary of the 1971 San Fernando earthquake. Khaled Chowdhury from the US Army Corps of Engineers […]

The aftermath of a landslide near Alta municipality in Norway. Photo: Hanne Larsen / Altaposten
Failures

Dramatic Landslide Video in Norway

An (apparent) quick clay landslide occurred in Northern Norway today, affecting a 2,000 foot length of slope and carrying multiple houses into the sea. The landslide is located on the western side of Kråkneset in […]

Geologic Hazards

1954 Niagara Falls Slope Failure

There is a great video of a massive slope failure event at Niagara Falls Prospect Point from 1954. It’s amazing footage in it’s own right, and the vintage feel of the video is interesting as […]