Articles tagged "norway landslide"

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Large clay landslide leaves 26 people missing, 10 injured in Gjerdrum, Norway

A large clay landslide struck Gjerdrum, Norway, on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, leaving 26 people missing and at least 10 others injured. Some 500 residents have been evacuated amid fears of further mudslides. The landslide occurred on Wednesday morning in a...

December 30, 2020

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Massive landslide drags 8 homes into sea in Alta, Norway

Eight houses have been swept into the sea as a massive landslide hit Alta, Norway, on June 3, 2020. Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) engineer Anders Bjordal said the slide was 650 m (2 133 feet) wide and 150 m (492 feet) deep. Bjordal was...

June 05, 2020

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Quick clay landslide kills three people in Norway

A deadly quick clay landslide occurred in Asakveien, Sørum in Norway on November 10, 2016. Three people who were reported missing on the occasion are currently presumed dead. The slide happened in the afternoon hours (local time). Three forestry workers were...

November 14, 2016


Landslide closes a major highway in Norway

One of the bridges that make up the new four-lane E18 highway through Vestfold, Norway collapsed on Monday afternoon, February 2, 2015. The collapse left around 45 motorists waiting to be evacuated and the highway, which just opened a few years ago, was immediately clos

February 04, 2015


Massive landslide struck Byneset near Trondheim, Norway

The massive landslide struck just south of Trondheim in central Norway prompting evacuation of dozens people from a rural area bordering Norway's third largest city on Sunday. The river of muddy black sludge stretching about a kilometre (over half a mile) was moving

January 02, 2012


Norway gripped by devastating floods

Torrential rains combined with melting snow have caused devastating floods across central Norway, washing away several houses and roads and causing landslides. One person has been injured in the floods, but it was unclear on Saturday whether their condition was

June 12, 2011