Landslides

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    • Aberfan
      • 21st Oct. 1966, South Wales
      • Methyr Valley Colliery
      • 100,000 cubic metres waste, 30km/hr
      • soil heap 7 located at spring waters
      • National coal board- NCB
        • slow enough for warning
        • build up of water at tip of Aberfan
          • higher rain fall for October than usual
      • 147 fatalities
        • 116 from Pantflas junior school
    • Holbeck Hall
      • 5th June 1993, Start Bay, Scarborough
      • Landslip, upper sections, boulder clay
      • 60m cliffs
      • Destroyed Holbeck Hall Hotel
      • Ministry of Agriculture
        • successions of drough made cliffs unstable
        • became dry and cracked previous years
        • saturated by rains spring and summer
    • Venezuela
      • 1999, first 2 weeks December
      • 50% higher precipitation than normal
      • 15th December, mud pour down 2000m high mount Alvia
      • stretch of 300km burried
      • 50,000 fatalities
      • 150,00 homeless within Vargas and Miranda
      • caracas airport closed
      • economic damage- $3 bil

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