Geologic Hazards

Impact Test of Modular Rockfall Protection Wall

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Kaikoura New Zealand in 2016 caused over 50 landslides along State Highway 1, north and south of the Town.  The team of engineers tasked with reopening the corridor to road and rail traffic […]


Geologic Hazards

Italian Church Survives Massive Rockfall

A 5,000 cubic meter rockfall is seen on cell phone video enveloping a 420 year old Italian church in dust, but the church and its bell tower miraculously escaped serious damage.  The Santuario di Gallivaggio (Sanctuary […]

Earthquake-induced landslide in Japan in April 2016
Geologic Hazards

New Research on Earthquake Induced Landslides

Some new research on the Newmark Displacement Method for earthquake-induced landslides indicates that the method may be on the unconservative side.  The Landslide Blog provides a short summary of the paper by  Li et al. (2018) that was recently […]


Route 30 Landslide near Pittsburgh, PA - April 2018
Geologic Hazards

Landslide on Route 30 in East Pittsburgh

A section of Route 30 in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been destroyed by a landslide, and the road could remain closed for several months.  An apartment building down-slope has also been destroyed, although all residents were […]