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15 July 2015
In June 1692 the Port Royal earthquake triggered the Judgement Cliff Rock Avalanche in Jamaica, killing at least 19 people
9 July 2015
The Straits Times in Singapore has published a detailed account of the Mount Kinabalu earthquake and rockfalls from the perspective of the school party that was struck by the debris on the mountain slopes.
1 July 2015
The EWF project has published a revised map showing landslide density for the Nepal earthquakes in April and May.
30 June 2015
The Araniko Highway is the main route that links Nepal with Tibet. In the wake of the recent earthquake it is facing major landslide problems in the monsoon
22 June 2015
Landslides caused by the 5th June 2015 Sabah earthquake in Malaysia have released large amounts of sediment that is now causing extensive damage downstream
8 June 2015
The Mount Kinabalu rockfall on Friday, induced by a M=6.0 earthquake, is now known to have killed 19 people, including school children from Singapore
5 June 2015
Early reports suggest that the M=6.0 Malaysia earthquake this morning may have triggered landslides and rockfalls, especially on Mount Kinabalu, where five climbers are thought to have been killed.
29 May 2015
When the ground shook throughout Nepal in April, it was neither predicted nor surprising–the paradox of inevitable but chaotic large earthquakes within well known seismic zones. Though warnings of Nepal’s catasrophic earthquake risk have been sounded for years, and though this magnitude 7.8 and its energetic 7.3 aftershock wrought plenty of death, destruction, and tragedy, scientists are finding themselves somewhat surprised at the apparently rather limited degree of overall damage …
26 May 2015
On Sunday a landslide blocked the Kali Gandaki river in Nepal for about 15 hours before breaching to release a significant flood.
20 May 2015
Using my fatal landslide database for Nepal, I’ve looked at the timing of the landslide season in recent years. The main landslide season starts in late June and runs to early October.
18 May 2015
In a paper (Petley et al. 2007), we looked at spatial and temporal patterns of landslides in Nepal. The results highlight the threat posed by the SW monsoon in the earthquake affected areas
11 May 2015
A new, very good video has been posted on Youtube showing landslides at Jalbire triggered by the Gorkha earthquake in Nepal
6 May 2015
The seismic waves ringing out from Nepal on April 25 reached sensors around the planet, mobilizing a vast, remote response that’s truly a sign of the times in modern seismic disaster recovery. While Kathmandu and the surrounding towns and villages stood shocked and crippled by the now-named Gorkha earthquake, satellites sweeping by overhead quickly gathered a picture of the scene, transmitting intricate detail of the disaster to the world with …
The EWF team, working with the British Geological Survey, have provided an update on landslide hazard after the Gorkha earthquake, including a landslide map
2 May 2015
Bit by bit details are emerging of losses associated with landslides in the Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal. The overall picture remains very unclear though
30 April 2015
Bhuwan Sharma has posted a series of videos on his youtube channel showing rockfalls and building damage in the Upper Bhote Kosi valley in Nepal
29 April 2015
It is increasingly clear that landslides and avalanches have had a chilling impact in the Langtang area of Nepal during and after the Nepal earthquake
A team from the EWF project has compiled a set of landslide guidelines to guide recovery and relief operations in Nepal
26 April 2015
Landslides are likely to have been a major impact from the Nepal Earthquake. Tom Robinson at the University of Canterbury has run an initial analysis of the likely distribution
25 April 2015
I thought I would put together a few links to some good early science reporting on the Nepal Quake. First up is Dave Petley’s Landslide Blog here on the AGU Blogosphere. Dave has some good basic facts on the quake. The Washington Post has a good piece that quotes Geologist Roger Bilham who is an expert on quakes in this region, and he says that this was a severe quake …