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A selection of landslides



Rockfall On Road

Rockfall; several 10.000 tons of rock and soil fell on the road, access road spilled up to 50 meters high, about 130 residents cut off from the outside world, evacuation of about 40 residents; Location: Vals, (Tirol),Austria

Landslide In Valley

Landslide with a cubature of about 4 million fell into the Bondasca Valley, 8 missing, evacuation of the place; Location: Bondo, (Graubünden), Switzerland

Landslide On Road And Village

Landslide with a cubature of 3 million, 140 deaths, overburden of a village and a road over a length of 2 km, damming of a river; Location: Sechuan, China

Landslide On Pacific Coast

Landslide with a cubature of 500.000 m³, spill of the Highway no. 1 over 0.5 km in length, road closure over months; Location: Big Sur (Kalifornien), USA


6 large landslides, 200 deaths; Location: Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Mud Flows And Floods

over 300 deaths; Location: Mocoa, Colombia


Rockfall On Hiking Trail

Rockfall with a cubature of 1 million spills hiking trails; Location: Prags (Südtirol), Italy

Landslide On Railway Line

Regional train moves into landslide, derailment, 10 injured; Location: Railway line between Oberwesel and Bacharach, Rheinland-Pfalz


Landslide On Trail

Landslide spills trail “Schluchtensteig”, blocking and permanent relocation of the route section; Location: Wutachschlucht (Hochschwarzwald), Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Mud Flow

Threat of residential area, evacuation; Location: Oberstdorf (Allgäuer Alpen), Bayern, Germany


1 fatality and 1 seriously injured; Location: Marienschlucht bei Allensbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Evacuation and demolition of the residential building; Location: Linz am Rhein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany


Mud Flow

51 death; Location: Java, Indonesia

Mud Flows

200 deaths, 500.000 residents were victims of evacuation and loss of their shelter; Location: Nepal and North-India

Landslides And Mud Flows

over 100 death; Location: Pune and Mumbai, India



13 death; Location: Veracruz, Mexico


40 death; Location: Chengdu, China


Landslide with a cubature of 500.000 m³, destruction of buildings, evacuation of a residential area; Location: Öschingen (Schwäbische Alb), Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Several landslides, evacuations and 31 deaths; Location: Petropolis, Brazil



Landslide with a cubature of 1 million m³, evacuations and destruction of buildings; Location: Alta Badia (Südtirol), Italy

Mud Flow

Mud flows about 300 deaths; Location: Bududa, Uganda

Rockfall On Motorway And in Industrial Area

Rockfall with a cubature of 300.000 m³, motorway closure and evacuation of an industrial area; Location: Preonzo (Tessin), Switzerland



1 dead and 1 seriously injured, blocking the beach section Location: Kap Arkona (Island of Rügen), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Landslides, Mud Flow and Flood

Destruction of the center of Monterosso; Location: Cinque terre (Tuscany), Italy


Rockfall with a cubature of 80.000 m³, boulders penetrate rockfall protection fence, set up destruction and came to rest only a few meters above a residential building; Location: Partschins (Vinschgau), Italy


Debris Flow On Railway Line

Debris flow pushes train of a passing train from the track down the slope; Location: Railway line between Mals and Meran, Italy

Rockfall on house

2 dead persons, 2 persons injured; Location: Stein an der Traun, Germany