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26 January 2023

The 19 July 2019 Yahuokou landslide in Gansu Province, China

On 19 July 2019, the large (3.92M cubic metre) Yahuokou landslide started to develop at Dongshan Town, Zhouqu County, Gansu Province, China

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25 January 2023

The 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan Province

In a paper published in the journal Landslides, Yan et al. (2023) discuss the 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan, China, which killed three people and destroyed two villages. The losses were caused by an unusual secondary failure of ancient deposits in the channel bed.

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23 December 2022

Losses from debris flows in Brazil

An open access paper in the journal Landslides (Cabral et al. 2022) analyses debris flows in Brazil over the last century, finding that 45 events have killed 5,771 people and generated US$5,5 billion in economic losses.

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2 November 2022

The role of atmospheric pressure in landslide triggering

A new paper in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (Pelascini et al. 2022) suggests that atmospheric pressure changes may play a role in landslide triggering during typhoons

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29 September 2022

The causes of the 3 January 2022 landslide at Bijie City in Guizhou Province, China

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Tao et al. 2022) describes the very interesting causes of the 3 January 2022 landslide at a construction site at Bijie City in Guizhou Province, China, which killed 14 people.

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3 August 2022

The 2 December 2020 Beach Road Landslide in Haines, Alaska

A new open access paper (Darrow et al. 2022) describes the 2 December 2020 Beach Road landslide in Haines, Alaska, which killed two people.

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6 June 2022

The 10 June 2021 debris flows at Wuxie in Zhejiang, China

On 10 June 2021 an extreme rainstorm triggered over 100 landslides, including a set of devastating debris flows, in the Wuxie scenic area in Zhejiang Province in China.

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1 June 2022

Multiple landslides at Mibei village in Guangdong during heavy rainfall in 2019

A paper just published in Landslides (Feng et al 2021) describes 327 landslides triggered by intense rainfall in June 2019 around Mibie village, Guangdong Province in China.

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20 May 2022

The Mount Popa debris avalanche

About 8,000 years ago a massive landslide occurred on the flank of Mount Popa in Myanmar. The landslide, which had a volume of about 1.3 cubic kilometres, travelled about 11 km from the crater of the volcano.

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7 April 2022

The long term history of fatal landslides in Colombia

In a paper just published in the journal Landslides (Garcia-Delgado, Petley et al. 2022), we have examined the history of fatal landslides in Colombia. The results are quite surprising.

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18 January 2022

Arhavi, Turkey: the appalling landslide impacts of new roads

Arhavi, Turkey: a new paper in the Journal Natural Hazards (Tanyaş et al. 2022) shows that landslide impacts of new roads can be comparable to that of a medium sized earthquake

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2 November 2021

The Tonghua landslide in Sichuan Province, China

According to a new paper in the journal Landslides (Cheng, Yang and Du 2021), the 220,000 cubic metre 2017 Tonghua landslide in Sichuan Province, China was triggered by nearby blasting during tunnel construction.

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15 October 2021

Indications of landslides on Google Street View

The El Arrecife Landslide in Spain provides an excellent example of the way in which Google Street View can be used to help understand the movement of landslides that affect roads.

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18 May 2021

The Kara-Bogaz-Gol megaslide: the world’s largest active landslide?

A new paper in the journal Scientific Reports (Aslan et al. 2021) describes the actively moving Kara-Bogaz-Gol megaslide in Kazakhstan. At 10 cubic kilometres this is the largest active landslide described to date.

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23 April 2021

The 13 October 2020 landslide in Phong Dien, Vietnam, triggered by an extraordinary rainfall event

The 13 October 2020, deadly landslide in Phong Dien, Vietnam, which was triggered by an extraordinary rainfall event

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8 April 2021

InSAR as a wide area landslide detection tool

Shuicheng County in Guizhou Province in China: InSAR as a wide area landslide detection tool

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10 March 2021

The evolution of landslides after the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake

A new open access paper in the journal Progress in Disaster Science (Rosser et al. 2021) demonstrates that the number of landslides in W. and C. Nepal has increased since the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.

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26 February 2021

Badong, China: population relocation due to landslides associated with the Three Gorges Dam

Badong, China: multiple episodes of population relocation due to landslides associated with the Three Gorges Dam

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19 February 2021

Trends in landslides and landslide losses in Nepal over three decades

New research (Muñoz-Torrero Manchado et al. 2021), published in Landslides, investigates trends in landslides and landslide losses in W. Nepal over three decades. It highlights the key role of human factors in determining patterns of loss

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25 January 2021

Increasing occurrence of large glacier-related landslides in high mountain areas

Large glacier-related landslides in high mountain areas are increasing with time, according to a new study (Liu et al. 2021)

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