Tuve landslide

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The Tuve landslide was a large landslide in Tuve, Gothenburg, Sweden on November 30, 1977. Some 67 houses were destroyed, killing 9, injuring about 60 and making around 600 people homeless.[1] The slide began at 16.05 and lasted 5–6 minutes.[1] The slide affected 270 000 square meters (27 hectares).[2] About 600 people lived in the area; of these, approximately 200 were in the area at the time of the slide. About 100 needed help by rescue workers.[1] It was the most severe landslide in the modern history of Sweden.[2]

Close to one kilometer of the nearby road was destroyed. It is estimated that three to four million cubic meters of soil were involved in the slide.[1] The total economic cost of the slide has been estimated to 140 million SEK (15 million EUR, 22 million USD).[1]


The slide was caused by heavy rain and an unstable slope.[3][4]


After the slide it was concluded that many areas were built without proper prior geotechnical investigation. It was decided to chart the stability of built-up areas of municipalities.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Katastrofen i Tuve" (in Swedish). City of Gothenburg - Tuve-Säve. 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2008-08-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Landslides and gullies". Geological Survey of Sweden. Archived from the original on February 1, 2009. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Tuveraset på Hisingen kräver åtta människoliv". Katrineholms-Kuriren (in Swedish). 2002-11-30. Retrieved 2008-08-17. [dead link]
  4. ^ Duncan, J.M.; G. Lefebvre; P. Lade (1980). The Landslide At Tuve, near Goteborg, Sweden On November 30, 1977. Washington: National Academy Press. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  5. ^ Edwards, Janet (2004-06-17). "National reporting and information on disaster reduction for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, 18–22 January 2005, Kobe, Japan" (PDF). Rescue Services Agency. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 

Further resources[edit]

  • Sveriges Radio P3 Dokumentär: Raskatastrofen i Tuve by Kristofer Hansson. First broadcast on 5 oktober 2008 18.03-20.00. [1]. Radio documentary with interviews.

Coordinates: 57°45′41″N 11°56′19″E / 57.7614°N 11.9386°E / 57.7614; 11.9386