Many landslides and land subsidence have been recorded. Dozens of landslides have been fatal, and there were cases where entire villages were covered by huge volumes of soil and rock, while people had to move on solid ground.
Researchers at the University of Utah have recreated the landslide that formed the Zion Canyon valley 4800 years ago. This landslide dammed the Virgin River than runs through the valley which caused a lake to form. The lake eventually filled with sediment, forming the flat floor of Zion Canyon. The landslide was the result of the failure of the face of The Sentinel, a rock cliff on the west side of the canyon.
The railway line connecting Banbury and Leamington Spa was blocked with nearly 350,000 tonnes of soil and rubble after a massive landslide in early February. Satellite photographs of the area, from 2006 till 2012 show the gradual deforestation of the adjacent slope, this being considered the main reason for the landslide.
Rains, exceeding all historical records since 1976, have caused massive landslides last week in the outskirts of Hiroshima, urging the evacuation of residential areas and rising the death toll to 50 people so far, with many more reported missing. About 600 emergency personnel were already in the area, however forecasts of more rain made rescue efforts even more difficult. The video below shows the extent of the damage.
A steep coastal cliff collapses at Rock-a-Nore in Hastings, UK, and the event is captured in video! The collapse occurred after days of continuous rain, which caused additional damage and many more landslides in the area.
Mud and water crash into Salgar in Colombia, killing and injuring dozens after heavy rain. The landslide has devastated the town and at the time of writing it has claimed dozens and left people in need of humanitarian assistance.