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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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4 April 2017

Mocoa: the cause of the tragic debris flow in Colombia

Mocoa debris flow

Mocoa: the cause of the tragic debris flow in Colombia The tragic debris flow at Mocoa in Colombia at the weekend has garnered considerable media attention internationally.  As of today, the total number of people who are known to have died is 273, many of them children with varying reports of the number missing.  Recovery operations continue on the site, and Colombia has mobilised large-scale resources to provide assistance. There …

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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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