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15 August 2016
Reports and images are emerging from China that show a major tailings dam failure at the Henan Xiangjiang Wanji works at Luoyang in Henan Province
5 August 2016
In a paper published in Science today, Wu et al (2016) report on the Jishi Gorge landslide in China, which may have been responsible for the creation of the Xia Dynasty as a result of a catastrophic flood on the Yellow River that occurred when it breached.
16 July 2016
A video has appeared on Youtube showing a very near miss between a landslide and a crowded bus in Ya’an City, Sichuan, China. Quick thinking by the driver avoided catastrophe
22 June 2016
On Monday a landslide in Pingle County in Guangxi Zhuang in China buried seven workers at a stone quarry. Rescue operations are ongoing.
5 June 2016
Three new landslide videos have appeared on Youtube: a road slope collapse from Hechi in China, a quarry landslide in Anatolia in Turkey & the collapse of a slope by a tunnel portal in Colombia
10 May 2016
The location of the Chitan hydropower landslide Xinhua now reports that the number of people killed or missing in the Chitan Hydropower landslide on Sunday total 41 people, and that so far 31 bodies have been recovered. A further 13 people were injured, some critically. CCTV has put on Youtube a section of drone footage of the landslide site, showing the ongoing rescue operations: . This view suggests that the …
8 May 2016
Mining in Burma and hydroelectric power in China: two major landslides with familiar causes this weekend
This weekend there have been two deadly landslides that repeat familiar themes: one was associated with mining in Burma (Myanmar) and the other with the construction of facilities to generate hydroelectric power in China
25 April 2016
Espirito Santo rock joint collapses There is an extraordinary video on Facebook showing massive collapses of sheeting joints in Espirito Santo Brazil. I cannot embed the video, but really recommend that you take a look. This is the moment of collapse: . The collapse occurred in Pancas County of Espirito Santo in an area of granite massifs. The video was posted by Heinrich Theodor Frank, who provides the following comment …
23 April 2016
In Liuliao in soouthern China a rainfall-triggered rockfall struck a primary school on Thursday , injuring more than 20 pupils and teachers.
7 April 2016
Five new landslide videos – two dashcam films from China, two rockfall films and a video from GNS about earthquake triggered failures
This post features 5 new landslide videos, including two dashcam videos from China, a terrifying rockfall video from Peru, a toppling failure from India & a feature on the GNS earthquake response
10 February 2016
Early on Monday morning six people were killed in a rockslide at Fude village in southern China.
11 January 2016
In the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, a small number of mass ejection landslides have been described. Strangely, these have never been observed elsewhere.
23 December 2015
I have pulled together a series of videos showing the Shenzhen landslide in Guangdong, China, and its aftermath.
22 December 2015
It is now clear that the Guangdong landslide was a flowslide from a huge pile of construction waste in a quarry about the industrial park.
12 December 2015
Two dramatic landslides appeared on Youtube this week, a huge rockfall from Manali in India and a landslide destroying houses in Congjiang, China
16 November 2015
On Friday night the Lidong Village landslide in Zhejiang Province, China killed at least 25 people.
5 October 2015
In a just published paper, Zhang et al. 2015 describe the emergency works undertaken to mitigate the seismically triggered landslide dam at Honshiyan, Yunnan in China in 2014.
4 November 2014
You are on that blue and white ball in the left corner of the image. A rare pic of the Earth and Moon showing the backside of the Moon!
5 June 2013
Last month China unveiled an earthquake memorial park to commemorate the lives lost and damage wrought by the M7.9 Wenchuan earthquake that occurred 5 years ago this May. The Atlantic has a set of great photos showing the haunting site. In addition to a brand new museum and memorial wall naming the >80,000 who lost their lives, the memorial includes the entire destroyed city of Beichuan, its crumbled and …