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26 July 2014

Guizhou and Nagano – the aftermath of recent landslides

Photographs have emerged of the aftermath of landslides in Guizhou in China and Nagamo in Japan. The landslides are very different but both were equally devastating

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21 July 2014

Maoxian County landslide: a dramatic video of a fatal rockslide

On Thursday a rockslide occurred in Maoxian County in Sichuan Province, China. The terrifying moments of the landslide were captured on a dashboard camera

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10 July 2014

Shawa mudslide: first pictures of another mining-related landslide?

Xinhua and other agencies have released images of the Shawa mudslide, Yunnan Province, which killed 17 people. It appears to be another mining-related slide.

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9 July 2014

Shawa village: a significant mudslide in China

A mudslide in Shawa Village in Fugong County, Yunnan Province in China may mark the beginning of the unusually late landslide season across Asia

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1 July 2014

Zhaotong City: a new landslide video

A good video has been released of a landslide in Zhaotong City, China on Saturday

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5 June 2014

Moving mountains in China: a new paper in Nature

Moving mountains: a new paper in Nature reveals an enormous programme of mountain top removal in China to create land for development. The landslide potential from such a project is high

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10 March 2014

UBC distinguished lecture powerpoint file: Earthquake-induced landslides – lessons from Taiwan, Pakistan, China and New Zealand

The powerpoint file from my UBC Geological Engineering Distinguished Lecture on Earthquake Induced Landslides

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14 February 2014

Xinjiang earthquake: a good new image of the landslides

Another image has emerged of landslides triggered by the Xinjiang earthquake yesterday

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13 February 2014

Xinjiang: Landslides from the M=6.9 earthquake in NW China yesterday

On 12 February 2014 a Mw=6.9 earthquake struck Xinjiang in China. Images are emerging of some of the landslides that it triggered.

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29 July 2013

The China landslide car video – how did the occupants survive?

How did the passengers in the car filmed being hit by a soil fall in Shaanxi, China survive the landslide?

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26 July 2013

Spectacular landslides from the Gansu earthquake this week

Images have emerged of spectacular flowslides triggered by the Gansu earthquake this week, whilst 13 people have been killed bost post-seismic landslides today

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24 July 2013

Two dramatic new landslide videos from China

Two new videos on Youtube show landslides in China. One features the aftermath of a loess landslide, the other a rockslide above a community

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22 July 2013

Landslides and liquefaction from the Cook Straits earthquake yesterday

The Cook Strait earthquake sequence of the last three days has generated a small number of landslides and liquefaction failures

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17 July 2013

Sichuan’s summer of landslides

Heavy rainfall is continuing to trigger landslides across large parts of Sichuan Province in China, and more heavy rainfall is forecast for the next 2 days

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12 July 2013

The deadly landslide in Sichuan Province this week and the prospects for typhoon Soulik

Images are now available of the landslide in Sichuan that killed at least 30 people, whilst Typhoon Soulik is bearing down on Taiwan and China

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11 July 2013

Monsoon mayhem in Central China

Exceptional monsoon rainfall across Central China has caused very extensive damage, including many landslides, in the areas affected by the 2008 earthquake

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5 June 2013

China’s earthquake ruins: a memorial ghost town

Last month China unveiled an earthquake memorial park to commemorate the lives lost and damage wrought by the M7.9 Wenchuan earthquake that occurred 5 years ago this May. The Atlantic has a set of great photos showing the haunting site.   In addition to a brand new museum and memorial wall naming the >80,000 who lost their lives, the memorial includes the entire destroyed city of Beichuan, its crumbled and …

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26 May 2013

Landslides and large dams – there may be trouble ahead…

Many large dams will be constructed in and around the Himalayas in the next few years. This post examines the associated landslide threat

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25 May 2013

So where is the lateral margin of the Laxiwa Hydropower Station landslide?

An analysis of imagery of the lanslides at the Laxiwa HEP in China. The stability of the slopes are a source of real concern

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13 May 2013

A very dangerous reservoir bank landslide in China

A dangerous landslide has developed on the banks of the Laxiwa HEP station in China. The displacement to date is >25 metres and the mass is over 100 million cubic metres.

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