25 September 2009

First images from a visit to the Shiaolin landslide

Posted by dr-dave

Today, with two colleagues, I have visited the site of the Shiaolin landslide in Taiwan, which killed about 500 people on 8th August. I will write a longer analysis soon (we are due to go back tomorrow), but for now I will just provide a before and after image.

Before:

After (the village was at the foot of the slope):


And this is the aftermath of the flood caused by the collapse of the landslide dam: