When I'm in my office and not too pressed with report writing (like most of this week) I routinely check a few web pages as a means of self educating. One that has been a great service to my education is Dave Petley's Dave's Landslide Blog . He's been providing great updates on the Attabad Slide since the slide took place in January. Whenever I come across any interesting slides and do a little research on line his site inevitably comes up. He really has created a great community of landslide followers. A couple of weeks ago a geologist I know mentioned he had seen a comment I posted on Dave's blog. And folks from all over the world send him alerts about landslides that he then posts. Some of the slides are very humbling and given that I routinely am assessing geologic risk its a good thing to stay humble and think through all the possibilities.
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