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17 May 2017

A new video of the giant Kurbu-Tash landslide in Kyrgyzstan

Kurbu-Tash landslide

AKI Press has uploaded a new video to Youtube showing the extremely large Kurbu-Tash landslide in Kyrgyzstan, which has destroyed nearly 60 houses

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16 May 2017

The Pas de l’Ours landslide: an actively moving rockslide in the Queyras Valley of France

Pas de l'Ours landslide in the Queyras valley

The Pas de l’Ours landslide: a very large and potentially-problematic actively-moving rockslide in the Queyras Valley of France

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15 May 2017

Clinch Mountain in Hawkins County: a large rockslide in Tennessee

Clinch Mountain

This weekend a classic and reasonably large planar rockslide blocked Highway 70 at Clinch Mountain in Hawkins County, Tennessee

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12 May 2017

The 2013 Bingham Canyon mine failure: insights into the giant Manefay landslide

Manefay landslide

Brad Ross, a mining engineer, has provided extensive insights into the events leading up to the vast Manefay landslide at the Bingham Canyon mine in 2013

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3 May 2017

Kurbu-Tash and Ayu: the location of the two large landslides in Kyrgyzstan this weekend

Kurbu-Tash

It has now been possible to locate both the Kurbu-Tash and Ayu landslides, which occurred in Kyrgyzstan over the weekend with deadly consequences

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2 May 2017

Ayu in Osh, Kyrgyzstan: a large landslide has killed 24 people, and another large flowslide in Uzgen region

Ayu landslide

Two large landslides occurred in Kyrgystan this weekend. One, at Ayu in Osh, killed 24 people whilst the other, in Uzgen region, appears to be highly mobile

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17 April 2017

The Meethotamulla garbage dump landslide: an avoidable tragedy?

Meethotamulla garbage dump

As the death toll from the Meethotamulla garbage dump landslide goes up, there is increasing evidence that many concerns have raised about the site

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16 April 2017

The Meethotamulla garbage dump disaster in Sri Lanka

Meethotamulla

The Meethotamulla garbage dump in Colombo, Sri Lanka is now known to have killed at least 26 people. Images suggest this was a disaster waiting to happen.

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6 April 2017

A tragedy foretold? The Mocoa landslide was anticipated in 2014

Mocoa landslide

An article published in 2014 on a local news site made a chilling prediction of the Mocoa landslide in Colombia last weekend, which killed over 600 people

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5 April 2017

Mocoa debris flow: analyses of the event

Mocoa debris flow

Mocoa debris flow: analyses of the event The loss of life from the Mocoa debris flow is now known to have exceeded 290 people, of whom 144 are reported to be children, whilst the search continues for those who are missing.  NASA Earth has now published an analysis of the rainfall event that triggered the landslide, noting that: IMERG data were used to estimate the amount of rain that fell …

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