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CBC News, YouTube   06 September 2018   Japan   Hokkaido  
<p>A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido early Thursday, triggering landslides that crushed homes, knocking out power and forcing a nuclear power plant to switch to a backup generator.</p><p>The magnitude 6.7 earthquake ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
CNN   19 July 2018   USA   California  
<p>(CNN) A portion of California's scenic Highway 1 reopened Wednesday more than a year after a major landslide buried the road, transportation officials said.<br />The landslide at Mud Creek in 2017 heaped six million tons of rock and dirt on about a quarter ...
Filed under: Construction News   13 September 2017   New Zealand   Manawatu Gorge  
<p>The Manawatū Gorge could experience a rock fall 170 times larger than the two slips that caused the state highway to close in April.<br />The NZ Transport Agency expects as much as 630,000 cubic metres to drop at Kerry's wall, near the Ashhurst end, which ...
BBC NEWS   24 June 2017   China   Asia  
<p>More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say.<br /><br />About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards   19 June 2017   Greenland   Nuugaatsiag  
<p>Over the weekend, a M=4.1 earthquake on Greenland&rsquo;s western coast caused a massive landslide, triggering a tsunami that inundated small settlements on the coast. At this stage, four people are feared to have died, nine others were injured, and 11 ...
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Mercury News   31 May 2017   USA   California  
<p>New aerial photos of the massive new Big Sur landslide show that the California coast has expanded by a stunning 13 acres &mdash; the size of 10 football fields.</p> <p>The historic three-dimensional images of our sudden growth spurt &mdash; an exhilarating ...
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bigthink   24 March 2017   USA   Alaska  
<p>On October 17, 2015, a rainy night to begin with, a huge tsunami cresting at 600 feet barreled through the darkness of the remote Taan fjord in Alaska. It stripped away forests on both sides of the fjord, and dragged an iceberg out into Icy Bay on the coast. ...
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The Wall Street Journal   21 February 2017   Bolivia   Americas  
<p>The terrifying moment of a landslide in Bolivia's capital.</p><p>Footage captured the moment homes were destroyed in a landslide in La Paz, Bolivia, on Wednesday. The landslide rolled off the mountainside into the Auquisamaña area of the Bolivian capital.</p><p>No ...
Gizmodo   04 July 2016   USA   Alaska  
<p>An extraordinarily large landslide has been discovered near Glacier Bay in southeast Alaska. Aerial photos show a snow-capped mountain with a huge chunk taken out of it&mdash;and a debris field that extends for nearly seven miles.</p>
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Phys Org   26 May 2016   USA   Utah  
<p>A Utah mountainside collapsed 4,800 years ago in a gargantuan landslide known as a "rock avalanche," creating the flat floor of what is now Zion National Park by damming the Virgin River to create a lake that existed for 700 years.</p> <p> </p>