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9 July 2020

Shimen County, Hunan Province: a 3 million cubic metre rainfall triggered landslide

Shimen County, Hunan Province, China: yesterday, a 3 million cubic metre rainfall triggered landslide, which destroyed several houses, was caught on video

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15 June 2020

The 15 March 2019 Xiangning landslide in Shanxi Province, China

A new paper (Zhao and Zhao 2020) in the journal Natural Hazards describes the 15 March 2019 Xiangning landslide in Shanxi Province, China, which killed 20 people.

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22 April 2020

Zongling: an area of intense landslide activity in Guizhou Province, China

Zongling: a new open access paper (Wang et al. 2020) in the Journal Landslides describes a new InSAR method to monitor landslide movement caused by coal mining in Guizhou Province, China

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6 April 2020

The perils of rapid off-site resettlement of people affected by disasters

A recent open access paper in the journal Natural Hazards (Zhang et al 2019) uses Beichuan to examine the perils and pitfalls of rapid off-site resettlement of people affected by disasters

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3 April 2020

Finding a consensus view on the Luming Mine tailings accident

Based on the information available so far, can we crowd source an understanding of what happened to cause the Luming Mine tailings accident in China?

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2 April 2020

High resolution Planet Labs imagery of the Luming Mine accident

Planet Labs have captured a high resolution SkySat image of the site of the Luming Mine accident in China, in which polluted water and sediment have been released

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1 April 2020

More information on the Luming Mine tailings leak in China, including images of the disastrous downstream impacts

More information on the Luming Mine tailings leak in China on 28 March 2020, including images of the disastrous downstream impacts

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31 March 2020

The Luming Mine tailings accident in China

A significant tailings accident occurred on 28 March 2020, this time at the Luming Mine in Heilongjiang Province in NE China.

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30 March 2020

An unusual fatal flow failure in a large sand heap in China

On 27 March 2020 a large and unusual failure in a sand heap at the Guizhou Commercial Concrete Co in Guiyang in Guizhou province, China killed 7 people

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28 March 2020

The 28 June 2010 Guanling landslide in China

On 28 June 2010 heavy rainfall triggered the 1 million cubic metre Guanling landslide in Guizhou, China, killing 99 people in two villages

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11 February 2020

A seismic analysis of the 23 July 2019 Shuicheng landslide in China

A seismic analysis of the 23 July 2019 Shuicheng landslide in China, which killed 51 people, has provided a detailed understanding of the failure process

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21 January 2020

The 23 July 2019 Shuicheng County landslide: a first scientific report

On 23 July 2019 a large landslide occurred at Pingdi village in Shuicheng County, in Guizhou Province, China. A first scientific account of this landslide (Li et al. 2020) has been published in the journal Landslides

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7 October 2019

A successful landslide forecast from Heifangtai, Gansu

On 5 October 2019, a 20,000 cubic metre landslide on the Heifangtei terrace in Gansu, China was successfully forecast based upon the monitoring of movement. 

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17 September 2019

Landslides and air blasts

A new analysis of the air blast generated by the 2008 Wenjia rock avalanche suggests that it generated the windspeeds of a Force 12 hurricane, and that the impacts extended far beyond the margins of the landslide

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22 August 2019

Reports of multiple fatal landslides in the Wenchuan area of China

Various news agencies in China are reporting multiple landslides triggered by extreme rainfall in the Wenchuan area, and adjacent regions, of China. Reports suggest 44 people have been killed or are missing.

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20 August 2019

A high resolution Planet Labs image of the Pingdi landslide in China

A Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the 23rd July 2019 Pingdi landslide in Liupanshui, Guizhou, China, which killed 51 people

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25 July 2019

The site of the Pingdi landslide, in Shiucheng County, China

Planet Labs satellite images suggest that the road across the Pingdi landslide in China, which killed about 45 people this week, was widened with cut slopes in the months before the failure

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24 July 2019

Shuicheng County: a very large, fatal landslide in Guizhou Province, China

A large landslide occurred in Shuicheng County, in Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province in China on Tuesday 22nd July 2019, killing up to 45 people

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28 June 2019

The chains of geologic hazards arising from earthquakes

In a simply wonderful paper just published in Reviews of Geophysics, which is open access, Fan et al. (2019) review the literature on chains of geologic hazards arising from large earthquakes, with a focus on the Ch-Chi and Wenchuan events. 

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17 June 2019

Longyan City: a dramatic landslide in deeply weathered soil

On 13th June 2019 a strong rainstorm struck Longyan City in Fujian province, southern China, triggering a major landslide that was captured on CCTV.

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