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17 November 2017

Detecting landslide precursors from space

Review of a paper:- detecting landslide precursors from space: the use of Sentinel images to interpret the Maoxian landslide in June 2017

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27 September 2017

Heifangtai terrace: spectacular loess flowslides in Gansu Province, China

In a new paper in the journal Engineering Geology, Qi et al. (2017) describe spectacular loess landslides from the Heifangtai terrace in China

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11 September 2017

A dramatic earthflow video from Dimye village in Tibet

An interesting earthflow was caught on video last week at Dimye in Tibet. It is currently unclear as to whether this was associated with permafrost loss

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6 September 2017

Landslides from the North Korea nuclear weapon test

Planet Labs images show that the landslides triggered by the North Korea nuclear weapon test were neither extensive nor unusual for this type of event

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1 September 2017

Stunning, unbelievable, high resolution footage of the Zhangjiawan rockslide

Extraordinary high resolution video footage has been posted on Liveleak showing the initiation of the Zhangjiawan rockslide in China on Monday

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29 August 2017

Zhangjiawan landslide: a massive rockslope collapse with 35 fatalities caught on a remarkable video

Yesterday the Zhangjiawan landslide, a massive rockslope collapse in Guizhou,China,caused 35 fatalities. The landslide was caught on a remarkable video.

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22 August 2017

The Zuta Village landslide: another example of a high mobility slide

In July the Zuta Village landslide in Hunan Province, China killed nine people. This was another spectacular example of a high mobility landslide

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11 August 2017

Planet Labs imagery of landslides triggered by the Jiuzhaigou Earthquake

Planet Labs have very kindly made available before and after imagery of the landslides triggered by the Jiuzhaigou earthquake in China on 8th August 2017

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10 July 2017

Spectacular landslide videos from Arunachal Pradesh in India

As the monsoon intensifies across Asia, a series of landslide videos have been published from Arunachal Pradesh in India and from China

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28 June 2017

New landslide video: a large slip causes panic in China

A video has appeared on Youtube and Liveleak showing a landslide that caused panic in mainland China in the last few days

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26 June 2017

Xinmo landslide: an update

More information and imagery has emerged about the 8 million cubic metre Xinmo landslide in China, which killed over 100 people on Saturday

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25 June 2017

Xinmo: the massive landslide in Sichuan Province yesterday

An 8 million cubic metre landslide struck the town of Xinmo in Sichuan Province, China on 24th June 2017, killing an estimated 133 people.

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11 May 2017

Taiwan landslide hotspots: changing patterns through time

Taiwan landslide hotspots: a new paper shows changing patterns through time in response to the extreme Typhoon Morakot event in 2008

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22 February 2017

The 170 km/h Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province, China

In 2013 the catastrophic Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province in China killed 166 people. A new paper suggests that it reached a peak velocity of 170 km/h

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9 February 2017

Review of a paper: the Dongla Landslide in Sichuan, China

In a new paper in landslide, my colleague Lis Bowman and her co-authors describe the reactivation by bridge construction of the Dongla landslide in China

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22 January 2017

Nanzhang County, Hubei: 12 killed as a hotel is crushed by a rockslope failure

On Friday night a major rockslope failure in Nanzhang County, Hubei, China crushed a hotel, killing 12 people and injuring three more.

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23 December 2016

Jiuhaocha in Pingtung County – more on the impacts of landslides on a mountain village

A blog by C-Y Chen in Mandarin provides details of the long history of landslides at Jiuhaocha Village, Pingtung County in Taiwan

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22 December 2016

Jiuhaocha: an example of the extraordinarily dynamic landscape of Taiwan

The aboriginal village of Jiuhaocha in the Central Mountains was destroyed by typhoon Morakot in 2009, illustrating the dynamic landscape of Taiwan

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25 October 2016

Structures in the Aru Mountains giant avalanche deposits

The new satellite start-up, Planet, have collected satellite imagery of the second Aru Mountains avalanche in Tibet, allowing initial analysis of the flow

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11 October 2016

The Sucun landslide: missed opportunities to protect the village

The Sixth Tone has published two articles evaluating the missed opportunities to prevent the Sucun landslide disaster in China, which killed 27 people last week

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