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18 May 2017

Landslides that make you gasp part 1: Yallourn

Yallourn

This is the first edition of an occasional series on landslides that make you gasp, featuring the Yallourn coal mine landslide in Australia in 2007.

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8 May 2017

The Mocoa landslides: new satellite images

Mocoa landslides

GFZ Postdam and ReliefWeb have released a set of PlanetLab satellite images showing the Mocoa landslides which killed over 400 people last month in Colombia

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5 May 2017

The Van Zandt landslide: another great example of landslide mapping using LIDAR

Lidar

The Van Zandt landslide in Washington State: the value of LIDAR for mapping landslides in densely vegetated and difficult landscapes

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18 April 2017

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery

Almaluu-Bulak landslide

Fantastic Google Earth imagery is now available of the site of the Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan, which was captured so memorably on video last year

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1 March 2017

New images reveal the scale of damage to the Oroville spillway

Oroville Spillway

Flow has been temporarily stopped down the Oroville Spillway in California, allowing the magnitude of the damage to be assessed.

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5 December 2016

Lidar – the amazing landslide mapping tool

Lidar

An example from Washington State in the USA illustrates how Lidar is transforming the mapping of landslides in vegetated areas

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10 November 2016

Planet Labs satellite image of the Lamplugh Glacier landslide

Planet Labs

Planet Labs have collected a very high quality satellite image of the Lamplugh Glacier / Glacier Bay landslide in Alaska last June

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25 October 2016

Structures in the Aru Mountains giant avalanche deposits

Aru Mountains avalanche

The new satellite start-up, Planet, have collected satellite imagery of the second Aru Mountains avalanche in Tibet, allowing initial analysis of the flow

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22 September 2016

Wye River: landslides in the aftermath of a forest fire in Australia

Wye River

The small town of Wye River in Australia, which was devastated by a forest fire in December 2015, is being affected by many rainfall triggered landslides

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10 May 2016

The location of the Chitan hydropower landslide

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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