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19 May 2016
The Aranayake landslide in Sri Lanka is now thought to have killed about 140 people. Images are becoming available of this complex landslide
16 May 2016
New videos for Monday morning: an earth mover get caught in a landslide and a debris flow from the Himalayas
Two new videos have appeared on Youtube, one showing an earthmover destroyed by a landslide and the other a Himalayan debris flow
24 April 2016
Today is the 1st anniversary of the Gorkha earthquake in Nepal. A USGS report published last year describes the most significant landslide, the Gorkha rock and ice avalanche, which killed over 200 people.
13 April 2016
The rains in early April 2016 have caused extensive landslide damage to the Karakoram Highway in northern Pakistan, causing major problems to communities upstream. Two landslides are proving to be particularly problematic, and may take another week to clear.
5 April 2016
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
31 March 2016
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.
28 March 2016
A terrifying video has appeared on Youtube showing two buses trapped by “shooting rocks” on the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan
24 March 2016
The Yale Himalaya Initiative has generated a landslide hazard map for Nepal. it is very unclear as to what this map is actually showing.
22 March 2016
Over the last week, heavy rainfall has triggered multiple landslides in northern India and Pakistan, causing significant loss of life and extensive damage.
14 March 2016
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
8 March 2016
Kalimpong Day 4: an interesting and hard to manage rockslide that killed two people on State High 31A in India in January 2016
6 March 2016
On Kalimpong Day 3 we visited a gully that is being actively eroded as a result of poor urban water management in the town
4 March 2016
Kalimpong Day 2: the second day of the SHAMROCC visit involved a visit to several landslides on the eastern face of Kalimpong.
1 March 2016
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
24 February 2016
News reports in Nepal today suggest that a large, dry landslide occurred yesterday in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Was this a rock avalanche?
4 February 2016
The 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan triggered large numbers of landslides. Google Earth imagery illustrates their dramatic impacts
12 December 2015
Two dramatic landslides appeared on Youtube this week, a huge rockfall from Manali in India and a landslide destroying houses in Congjiang, China
28 October 2015
Some interesting videos and images are now emerging of landslides and rockfalls triggered by the M=7.5 Afghanistan earthquake on Monday
26 October 2015
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 …