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11 October 2016

The Sucun landslide: missed opportunities to protect the village

The Sixth Tone has published two articles evaluating the missed opportunities to prevent the Sucun landslide disaster in China, which killed 27 people last week

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4 October 2016

The Sucun Village landslide in China and prospects for landslides in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew

The Sucun Village landslide in China killed 27 people, whilst there are worrying prospects of landslides in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew

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3 October 2016

The location of the Rizhao rockslide in Shandong

Thanks to various friends the location of the very dangerous and large Rizhao rockslide in Shandong, China last week is now clear

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28 September 2016

Rizhao rockslide: a narrow escape in a new public park in Shandong, China

On Saturday a large rockslide occurred at a brand new public park in Rizhao in Shandong, eastern China. The event appears to have been a lucky escape.

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15 August 2016

Luoyang, Henan province: first reports of a major tailings dam failure in China

Reports and images are emerging from China that show a major tailings dam failure at the Henan Xiangjiang Wanji works at Luoyang in Henan Province

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5 August 2016

The Jishi Gorge landslide, China: an earthquake-induced landslide that changed civilisation?

In a paper published in Science today, Wu et al (2016) report on the Jishi Gorge landslide in China, which may have been responsible for the creation of the Xia Dynasty as a result of a catastrophic flood on the Yellow River that occurred when it breached.

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16 July 2016

Ya’an City, Sichuan: a video of a very near miss

A video has appeared on Youtube showing a very near miss between a landslide and a crowded bus in Ya’an City, Sichuan, China. Quick thinking by the driver avoided catastrophe

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22 June 2016

Pingle County: quarry collapse kills seven in Guangxi Zhuang, China

On Monday a landslide in Pingle County in Guangxi Zhuang in China buried seven workers at a stone quarry. Rescue operations are ongoing.

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5 June 2016

Three interesting new landslide videos – Colombia, Hechi in China and Anatolia in Turkey

Three new landslide videos have appeared on Youtube: a road slope collapse from Hechi in China, a quarry landslide in Anatolia in Turkey & the collapse of a slope by a tunnel portal in Colombia

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10 May 2016

The location of the Chitan hydropower landslide

The location of the Chitan hydropower landslide Xinhua now reports that the number of people killed or missing in the Chitan Hydropower landslide on Sunday total 41 people, and that so far 31 bodies have been recovered.  A further 13 people were injured, some critically.  CCTV has put on Youtube a section of drone footage of the landslide site, showing the ongoing rescue operations: . This view suggests that the …

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8 May 2016

Mining in Burma and hydroelectric power in China: two major landslides with familiar causes this weekend

This weekend there have been two deadly landslides that repeat familiar themes: one was associated with mining in Burma (Myanmar) and the other with the construction of facilities to generate hydroelectric power in China

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25 April 2016

Two new landslide videos: Espirito Santo, Brazil and an unknown site in SW China

Espirito Santo rock joint collapses There is an extraordinary video on Facebook showing massive collapses of sheeting joints in Espirito Santo Brazil.  I cannot embed the video, but really recommend that you take a look.  This is the moment of collapse: . The collapse occurred in Pancas County of Espirito Santo in an area of granite massifs. The video was posted by Heinrich Theodor Frank, who provides the following comment …

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23 April 2016

Liuliao Village, China: a rockfall strikes a crowded school

In Liuliao in soouthern China a rainfall-triggered rockfall struck a primary school on Thursday , injuring more than 20 pupils and teachers.

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7 April 2016

Five new landslide videos – two dashcam films from China, two rockfall films and a video from GNS about earthquake triggered failures

This post features 5 new landslide videos, including two dashcam videos from China, a terrifying rockfall video from Peru, a toppling failure from India & a feature on the GNS earthquake response

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10 February 2016

Fude Village, China: six killed in a rockslide

Early on Monday morning six people were killed in a rockslide at Fude village in southern China.

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11 January 2016

The weirdness of Mass Ejection Landslides in China

In the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, a small number of mass ejection landslides have been described. Strangely, these have never been observed elsewhere.

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23 December 2015

Videos of the Shenzhen landslide

I have pulled together a series of videos showing the Shenzhen landslide in Guangdong, China, and its aftermath.

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22 December 2015

The Shenzhen, Guangdong landslide: a massive flowslide in construction waste

It is now clear that the Guangdong landslide was a flowslide from a huge pile of construction waste in a quarry about the industrial park.

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12 December 2015

Two interesting landslide videos from Congjiang, China and Manali, India

Two dramatic landslides appeared on Youtube this week, a huge rockfall from Manali in India and a landslide destroying houses in Congjiang, China

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16 November 2015

The Lidong Village landslide in Zhejiang Province, China

On Friday night the Lidong Village landslide in Zhejiang Province, China killed at least 25 people.

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