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27 March 2017

A very large fatal landslide at Nichke-Sai in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan yesterday

Nichke-Sa

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.

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22 March 2017

Comet 67P: a large landslide on another world

Comet 67P

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

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21 March 2017

Longdendale: dam building in an area of ancient landslides

Longendale dams

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.

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17 March 2017

Koshe, Ethiopia: the worst garbage dump landslide in recent years

Koshe

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

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8 March 2017

Bucium Hill in Romania – an interesting landslide problem on a major road

Bucium Hill

In Romania, extensive landsliding has developed on the edge of the A1 motorway at Bucium Hill in the Transylvanian Mountains

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7 March 2017

Oroville dam: multiple riverbank failures on the Feather River after the flow was abruptly stopped

Feather River

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

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6 March 2017

Righa in Nepal: another landslide associated with a hydropower project

Righa

At Righa in Baglung District in Nepal, a valley-blocking landslide over the weekend was apparently triggered by road construction for a hydropower project

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26 February 2017

Kakanj – an enormous mine waste landslide in Bosnia last Friday

Kakanj

On Friday an enormous landslide occurred in mine waste from the Kakanj coal mine in Bosnia, causing the evacuation of over 150 people.

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24 February 2017

Ponzano di Civitella del Tronto: a highly destructive landslide in Italy

Ponzano di Civitella del Tronto

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

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22 February 2017

The 170 km/h Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province, China

Sanxicun landslide

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

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