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1 September 2017

Stunning, unbelievable, high resolution footage of the Zhangjiawan rockslide

Extraordinary high resolution video footage has been posted on Liveleak showing the initiation of the Zhangjiawan rockslide in China on Monday

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22 August 2017

The Zuta Village landslide: another example of a high mobility slide

In July the Zuta Village landslide in Hunan Province, China killed nine people. This was another spectacular example of a high mobility landslide

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21 August 2017

Regent landslide in Sierra Leone: the causes of the disaster

New images show that the Regent landslide in Sierra Leone was large translational slide that morphed into a channelised debris flow.

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18 August 2017

A tale of two major slides: understanding the Regent and Kotrupi / Kotropi landslides

Further details are now emerging about the Kotropi and Regent landslides, which have killed hundreds of people in India and Sierra Leone this week

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15 August 2017

Regent landslide, Sierra Leone: an uncertain picture

The Regent landslide disaster near Freetown in Sierra Leone has killed at least 400 people. At present there is uncertainty as to the events of that day

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13 August 2017

Kotrupi: a landslide in northern India kills at least 46 people

On 13th August 2017 at least 46 people were killed when two buses were struck by a landslide at Kotrupi in Himachal Pradesh in Northern India

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12 August 2017

La Calera landslide in Colombia – a very interesting, complex failure

In July the very interesting La Calera landslide near to Bogota in Colombia activated in response to rainfall, partially blocking the Rio Blanco

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8 August 2017

Updates from the Karrat Fjord landslide in Greenland

Various analyses have now been posted about the the tsunamigenic the Karrat Fjord landslide in Greenland, which killed four people

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31 July 2017

Saldim Peak in Nepal: a glacial flood that was actually caused by a giant rockslide

Saldim Peak in Nepal: new analyses suggest that the 20th April 2017 glacial flood that was actually caused by a giant rockslide

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24 July 2017

Larcha: a landslide destroys a key bridge in northern Nepal

On Sunday 23rd July 2017 a landslide destroyed the bridge over the Bhotekoshi river at Larcha in Nepal, severing the Araniko Highway

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