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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