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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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2 February 2017

Demi Lovato reportedly has her house red tagged after a landslide in Hollywood

Demi Lovato

News reports suggest that after a landslide in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, a new house belonging to Demi Lovato has been red tagged

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22 January 2017

Nanzhang County, Hubei: 12 killed as a hotel is crushed by a rockslope failure

Nanzhang County

On Friday night a major rockslope failure in Nanzhang County, Hubei, China crushed a hotel, killing 12 people and injuring three more.

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21 January 2017

Xekaman 3 hydroelectric plant in Laos: a very major landslide in December

Xekamen 3

On 16th December 2016, a major landslide destroyed the penstock and associated infrastructure at the Xekaman 3 hydroelectric power plant site in Laos

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17 January 2017

Mount Sulzer – a series of dramatic, and extremely large, debris and ice avalanches

Mount Sulzer

Over the last three years a series of dramatic, and extremely large, debris and ice avalanches have occurred on Mount Sulzer in Alaska

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12 January 2017

Volcan, Argentina: massive mudflows cause major disruption

Volcan

In the last few days heavy rainfall has triggered a number of major landslides that have affected the towns of Volcan and Tumbaya in Argentina

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11 January 2017

The 1906 Haverstraw landslide

Haverstraw landslide

The 1906 Haverstraw landslide This week marked the 111th anniversary of the disastrous Haverstraw landslide in Rockland County, New York, which killed 19 people.  The disaster was caused by the folly of humans, chasing wealth to be made from the excavation of glacial blue clay, ideal for brick making.  At the height of the industry there were an estimated 3,000 labourers making 350 million bricks per year in Haverstraw.  Over …

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9 January 2017

Naxal, Kathmandu: a landslide apparently caused by poor construction management

Naxal

At 7 am yesterday a major collapse occurred on an important road in Naxal, Kathmandu, apparently triggered by poor construction techniques for a new hotel

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1 January 2017

Tumpat-Kuala Lipis: A landslide induced train derailment in Malaysia

Tumpat-Kuala Lipis railway line

Yesterday heavy rainfall triggered nine landslides on the Tumpat-Kuala Lipis railway line in Malaysia, one of which derailed a train

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30 December 2016

Jharkhand and Hpakant: two deadly mine waste landslides in the last two days

Jharkhand landslide

Jharkhand in India and Hpakant in Burma (Myanmar): two mine waste landslides in the last two days that have caused multiple fatalities

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