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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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3 October 2022

Shuiliandong: an example of a landslide triggered by underground coal mining

Shuiliandong: a paper in the journal Landslides (Ma et al, 2022) highlights an example of a landslide triggered by underground coal mining

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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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7 September 2022

Landslides from the 5 September 2022 earthquake in Luding County, Sichuan

The 5 September 2022 M=6.8 earthquake in Luding County, Sichuan has triggered large numbers of landslides, causing extensive damage.

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6 September 2022

The Hongya Village landslide in Qinghai, China

On 1 September 2022 a very major landslide occurred at Hongya Village in Qinghai Province in China, killing seven people.

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4 August 2022

The 26 July 2016 landslide at Fushun west pit in China

On 26 July 2016 a 3.1 million cubic metre landslide occurred at a high wall coal mine at Fushun in China, causing extensive damage. The failure is documented in a new paper (Sun et al. 2022) in the journal Landslides.

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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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12 May 2022

The Sakae village landslide in Japan

In the morning of 9 May 2022 a significant landslide occurred near to Sakae Village in northern part of Nagano Prefecture in Japan.

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10 May 2022

Bijie – a large rockslide, caught on video – in China

A 25,000 cubic metre rockslide occurred at Bijie in Guizhou, China on 8 May 2022. Three people are reported to have been killed.

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6 April 2022

A tailings dam failure in Wenquan Township Jiaokou County, Shanxi Province, China

On 27 March 2022 a tailings dam failed at Wenquan Township, Shanxi Province, China. Satellite images from Planet reveal the scale of the event

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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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28 October 2021

The 21 July 2020 Shaziba landslide at Mazhe Village in Enshi, China

A new paper in the journal landslides uses InSAR data to show that the 21 July 2020 Shaziba landslide in Enshi, China was creeping in the years before the major failure

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26 October 2021

The 5 April 2021 Tiejiangwan landslide in Sichuan Province, China

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Liu et al. 2021) describes the complex 5 April 2021 Tiejiangwan landslide in Sichuan Province, China, which killed three people.

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21 July 2021

The extraordinary, almost unbelievable, rainfall in Henan Province yesterday

The extraordinary, almost unbelievable, rainfall in Henan Province, China yesterday, in which over 200 mm fell in a one hour period.

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20 July 2021

Hulunbuir: a very serious double dam failure in China on 18 July 2021

Hulunbuir: a very serious double dam failure occurred in Inner Mongolia in northern China on 18 July 2021, causing extensive flooding

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6 July 2021

The source zone of the Atami landslide

News reports and archive Google Earth imagery indicate that the Atami landslide might have occurred on manmade slope

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5 July 2021

The Atami mudslides in Japan

The Atami mudslides in Japan Over the weekend there was considerable attention paid to the remarkable videos of the mudflows in Atami, Japan.  This one in particular gained traction:- [embed_video width=”800″ height=”600″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDOn46equP8[/embed_video] . But there are several others, which are helpfully combined into a compilation here: [embed_video width=”800″ height=”600″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlPxFVDpW6Q[/embed_video] . I particularly draw your attention to the excerpt that begins at 8 minutes 16 seconds into the second video (the …

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7 May 2021

Mount Kekachi: an interesting rock slope failure and rock avalanche in Japan

Mount Kekachi: an interesting rock slope failure and rock avalanche in Japan on 6 May 2021. The runout distance was about 2 km

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5 May 2021

Yangliu Forest Park: an interesting landslide video from South China

Yangliu Forest Park: an interesting landslide video from South China showing a failure in a cut slope above a road

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