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28 August 2020

Devastating debris flows in Charikar, Afghanistan

On 26 August 2020 debris flows induced by intense rainfall hit Charikar in Afghanistan, killing at least 100 people.


22 August 2018

High resolution imagery of the Pashgor debris flow in Afghanistan

Planet Labs have collected high resolution satellite imagery showing the track and impact of the debris flow that struck the village of Pashgor in Afghanistan in July 2018


15 July 2018

Panjshir province, Afghanistan: using Planet Labs imagery to interpret the deadly debris flow

On 12th July 2018 a massive debris flow struck the village of Pashgor in Panjshir province, Afghanistan, killing at least ten people. Planet Labs imagery shows that this was triggered by the collapse of an ephemeral lake about 15 km upstream


28 October 2015

Landslides from the Afghanistan earthquake on Monday

Some interesting videos and images are now emerging of landslides and rockfalls triggered by the M=7.5 Afghanistan earthquake on Monday


26 October 2015

Indian slab lurches downward beneath Afghanistan

As I walked into the department this bright brisk morning, coffee cheerily in hand, the live global seismogram display in the atrium caught my eye with an alarming event that had just happened during my bike ride into work. BIG earthquake, somewhere in the vicinity of Central/Southern Asia. Indeed, an earthquake deep (>200 km) beneath the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan had shaken a huge swath of Central and South …