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18 August 2017

A tale of two major slides: understanding the Regent and Kotrupi / Kotropi landslides

Further details are now emerging about the Kotropi and Regent landslides, which have killed hundreds of people in India and Sierra Leone this week

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13 August 2017

Kotrupi: a landslide in northern India kills at least 46 people

On 13th August 2017 at least 46 people were killed when two buses were struck by a landslide at Kotrupi in Himachal Pradesh in Northern India

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25 July 2017

Pandoh: two good new landslide videos from Himachal Pradesh in India

Two good new landslide videos have been posted on Youtube: a topple from Pandoh and a wedge failure from elsewhere in Himachal Pradesh in India

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10 July 2017

Spectacular landslide videos from Arunachal Pradesh in India

As the monsoon intensifies across Asia, a series of landslide videos have been published from Arunachal Pradesh in India and from China

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22 June 2017

A recent rock avalanche in the Yumthang Valley in Sikkim, northern India

Friends from NGU, NGI, IIT Kharagpurhttp://www.iitkgp.ac.in/ and WIHG have discovered a recent large rock avalanche in the Yumthang valley of Sikkim in northern India

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30 April 2017

Highway 101, Vietnam, Turkey and others: a selection of new landslide videos

In the last couple of weeks a set of really good landslide videos has appeared on Youtube, including an excellent film of a rockslide on Highway 101

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13 April 2017

Shimla and Idaho: two new, and very different, landslide videos

Two new landslide videos have appeared on Youtube; one from Shimla showing a large slide triggered by construction, and the other on a highway in Idaho, USA

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9 March 2017

Chamba: an impressive set of landslide videos from Himachal Pradesh

Three new videos have been posted on Youtube that show a dramatic landslide at Chamba in Himachal Pradesh, India, which apparently occurred on Monday

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30 December 2016

Jharkhand and Hpakant: two deadly mine waste landslides in the last two days

Jharkhand in India and Hpakant in Burma (Myanmar): two mine waste landslides in the last two days that have caused multiple fatalities

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2 September 2016

Uttarkhand and Siliguri: two new landslide videos from India

Two new landslide videos from India have been posted this week on Youtube – one showing a large rockslide in Uttarakhand and the other a lucky escape from Siliguri

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19 August 2016

The Dzongu landslide dam: an update

Whilst at the moment the Dzongu landslide dam in Sikkim appears to be stable, the Indian authorities are starting to assess the long term hazards that it might pose to upstream and downstream communities

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15 August 2016

The Dzongu landslide: overtopped but not drained

Water started to overtop the Dzongu landslide dam in Sikkim, India yesterday. To date the flow appears to be stable, with the channel widening rather than incising.

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13 August 2016

Dzongu: a worrying valley blocking landslide in Sikkim, India

Reports have emerged of a large valley-blocking landslide on the Kanaka River in Sikkim, northern India. A large lake has already started to form.

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10 July 2016

Nagasaki, Uttarakhand and Pakistan: three new landslide videos

Three good new landslide videos are available on Youtube, shot in Nagasaki (Japan), Uttarakhand (India) and in the mountains of Pakistan

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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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22 March 2016

Multiple landslides in the last few days in northern India and Pakistan

Over the last week, heavy rainfall has triggered multiple landslides in northern India and Pakistan, causing significant loss of life and extensive damage.

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14 March 2016

Managing urban landslides

On the last day of my visit to Kalimpong, Praful Rao took me to Dumsi Pakha, a poor hillside community with problems in managing urban landslides

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8 March 2016

Kalimpong Day 4 part 1: An interesting and deadly roadside landslide

Kalimpong Day 4: an interesting and hard to manage rockslide that killed two people on State High 31A in India in January 2016

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6 March 2016

Kalimpong Day 3: the downstream effects of poor urban water management

On Kalimpong Day 3 we visited a gully that is being actively eroded as a result of poor urban water management in the town

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4 March 2016

Kalimpong Day 2: landslides on the eastern face

Kalimpong Day 2: the second day of the SHAMROCC visit involved a visit to several landslides on the eastern face of Kalimpong.

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