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5 April 2016

Heavy rainfall brings extensive landsliding to Kohistan and other parts of northern Pakistan

Heavy rainfall in northern Pakistan has triggered multiple landslides and rockfalls, including a major failure in Kohistan that may have killed 38 people in addition to many landslides on the Karakoram Highway

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31 March 2016

Pakistan: a highly destructive landslide caught on video

A new video has appeared on Youtube of a highly destructive landslide in Pakistan. The origins of the landslide are unclear, but the initial failure appears to trigger a larger slip on the lower slopes that dramatically destroy a number of houses.

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28 March 2016

A terrifying video of two coaches trapped by “shooting rocks” in Pakistan

A terrifying video has appeared on Youtube showing two buses trapped by “shooting rocks” on the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan

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24 March 2016

The Yale Himalaya Initiative landslide hazard map for Nepal

The Yale Himalaya Initiative has generated a landslide hazard map for Nepal. it is very unclear as to what this map is actually showing.

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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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1 March 2016

Darjeeling day 1: Landslides on National Highway 10

On Day 1 of our UKIERI visit to Darjeeling in India we visited a landslide site on National Highway 10 that caused major problems in 2015

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24 February 2016

Annapurna: a large rock avalanche on 23rd Feb?

News reports in Nepal today suggest that a large, dry landslide occurred yesterday in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Was this a rock avalanche?

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4 February 2016

Landslides near Muzaffarabad from the 2005 Kashmir earthquake

The 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan triggered large numbers of landslides. Google Earth imagery illustrates their dramatic impacts

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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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28 October 2015

Landslides from the Afghanistan earthquake on Monday

Some interesting videos and images are now emerging of landslides and rockfalls triggered by the M=7.5 Afghanistan earthquake on Monday

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26 October 2015

Indian slab lurches downward beneath Afghanistan

As I walked into the department this bright brisk morning, coffee cheerily in hand, the live global seismogram display in the atrium caught my eye with an alarming event that had just happened during my bike ride into work. BIG earthquake, somewhere in the vicinity of Central/Southern Asia. Indeed, an earthquake deep (>200 km) beneath the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan had shaken a huge swath of Central and South …

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15 October 2015

Karachi rockfall: a human-induced tragedy?

A rockfall in Karachi on Tuesday killed 13 people including seven children. Images of the site hint that there may be a human cause of the tragedy

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