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27 March 2017
On 26th March a very large landslide occurred at Nichke-Sai in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan, killing six people. Images suggest this may have been a loess landslide.
22 March 2017
In a paper just published in Nature Astronomy, Pajola et al (2017) describe a 22,000 cubic metre rockfall on Comet 67P, observed by the ESA Rosetta Mission
21 March 2017
The Longdendale dams in the Pennines of northern England were constructed in Victorian times in an area of large, ancient landslides. Unsurprisingly, considerable problems were encountered during construction.
17 March 2017
On Saturday 11th March a landslide at the Koshe garbage dump in Addis Ababa killed at least 115 people, most of them women and children
8 March 2017
In Romania, extensive landsliding has developed on the edge of the A1 motorway at Bucium Hill in the Transylvanian Mountains
7 March 2017
The rapid drawdown of the water level in the Feather River when the Oroville Dam flow was stopped last week induced multiple riverbank failures downstream
6 March 2017
At Righa in Baglung District in Nepal, a valley-blocking landslide over the weekend was apparently triggered by road construction for a hydropower project
26 February 2017
On Friday an enormous landslide occurred in mine waste from the Kakanj coal mine in Bosnia, causing the evacuation of over 150 people.
24 February 2017
In Italy, a landslide at Ponzano di Civitella del Tronto is moving at a rate of about one metre per day, destroying the houses of about 120 people
22 February 2017
In 2013 the catastrophic Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province in China killed 166 people. A new paper suggests that it reached a peak velocity of 170 km/h