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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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28 June 2016

New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering report on the Kumamoto Earthquake

The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering have produced a very nice reconnaissance report on the impacts of the Kumamto Earthquake in Japan with a very nice interpretation of some of the landslides triggered by this important event.

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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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21 June 2016

Kumamoto earthquake: post-seismic landslides kill at least three, two missing

Heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours has triggered landslides across the Kumamoto Earthquake zone, killing at least three people and leaving two missing

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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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26 April 2016

The distribution of landslides from the M=7.0 Kumamoto Earthquake

Stunning data from DPRI at Kyoto University, and available as a Google Earth kmz file, provides the first map of the distribution of landslides triggered by the M=7.0 Kumamoto Earthquake in Japan

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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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20 April 2016

Images of other landslides from the Kumamoto earthquakes

Another set of high quality aerial images of several of the landslides triggered by the Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan, as photographed by Asia Air Survey

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19 April 2016

Drone footage of the Kumamoto earthquake landslides

Drone footage and high quality images are now becoming available of the Kumamoto Earthquake landslides in Japan. In some cases the landslides appear to be remarkable.

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18 April 2016

Landslides from the Kumamoto earthquake in Japan

The Kumamoto earthquake in Japan appears to have triggered a large number of landslides. This post provides some images of some of the larger landslides

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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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8 February 2016

Taking responsibility for disaster risk reduction

The recent Taiwan earthquake and the Samarco tailings dam failure both illustrate the critical role of individual responsibility in disaster risk reduction

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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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