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13 August 2015
A new image has emerged of the Shanyang landslide in China, which appears to have been a complex dipslope failure triggered by mining. 65 people are missing.
12 August 2015
Early on Wednesday morning a major landslide at a vanadium mine in Shanyang County in Shaanxi Province China killed about 60 people. This is the latest in a long catalogue of mining-related landslides in China. Such disasters should be avoidable with proper slope management.
6 August 2015
Typhoon Soudelor is now expected to make landfall in central Taiwan on Friday and Saturday before moving on to strike China. This large storm has the potential to generate many landslides in both countries
29 June 2015
CCTV has uploaded a video onto Youtube that reportedly shows the Daning River landslide in China last week as failure occurred
25 June 2015
A landslide on the Daning River in China yesterday triggered a series of tsunami waves that sank 13 vessels, mostly fishing boats
17 May 2015
The Chinese news agencies are reporting a huge ice – rock avalanche in Akto County, Xinjiang, China. The reported volume is half a cubic kilometre!
3 December 2014
In early November a spectacular and highly destructive rotational landslide occurred at Domkar Monastery in Tibet, destroying many buildings
11 November 2014
A recent paper in Engineering Geology discusses the mechanisms of the Donghekou landslide in China, which killed over 700 people. A strange aspect of the landslide was the formation of fumeroles on the landslide deposit; these are believed to have been the result of oxidation of shales exposed by the landslide
4 November 2014
You are on that blue and white ball in the left corner of the image. A rare pic of the Earth and Moon showing the backside of the Moon!
9 October 2014
China: a new rockfall video from Guiyang, Guizhou and images of landslides from the Yunnan earthquake in August
A new rockfall video has appeared on youtube showing a collapse in Guiyang, China. In addition, some new images are now available of landslides from the Yunnan earthquake
6 August 2014
The government mapping agency in China has released satellite images of landslides triggered by the Yunnan earthquake earlier this week
26 July 2014
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
21 July 2014
On Thursday a rockslide occurred in Maoxian County in Sichuan Province, China. The terrifying moments of the landslide were captured on a dashboard camera
10 July 2014
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.
9 July 2014
A mudslide in Shawa Village in Fugong County, Yunnan Province in China may mark the beginning of the unusually late landslide season across Asia
1 July 2014
A good video has been released of a landslide in Zhaotong City, China on Saturday
5 June 2014
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
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
14 February 2014
Another image has emerged of landslides triggered by the Xinjiang earthquake yesterday
13 February 2014
On 12 February 2014 a Mw=6.9 earthquake struck Xinjiang in China. Images are emerging of some of the landslides that it triggered.