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21 December 2022
On 19 December 2022 the Urni landslide in Kinnaur, India was captured on a dramatic video. The failure blocked a National Highway (NH-5).
30 July 2021
Tapovan Vishnugad – another landslide at the hydroelectric scheme that was devastated by the Cahmoli debris flow in northern India
15 February 2021
New perspectives on the Chamoli debris flow disaster in Uttarakhand provided by the high resolution Planet Labs imagery
10 February 2021
Hydroelectric power, dams and the growing list of landslide accidents in the Himalayas (and in other high mountain areas)
14 October 2020
A double tragedy: two landslides close to the construction site of the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant in Vietnam
A double tragedy: two landslides close to the construction site of the Rao Trang 3 hydroelectric plant in Vietnam
26 May 2020
A new paper published in Scientific Reports (Dini et al. 2020), and thus open access, uses InSAR to show movements of a large slope adjacent to the under construction Punatsangchhu I dam in Bhutan
10 June 2019
Images have been published showing the extreme levels of damage, caused by flooding, to the Hidroituango powerhouse in Colombia.
9 October 2018
A video has been posted showing a major rockslope failure at Shongtong in Kinnaur, northern India. Workers at the foot of the slope had a very near miss.
18 July 2018
Problems continue at the Hidroituango dam site in Colombia. Last week a significant seismic event was recorded in the power house cavern, which is thought to have been generated by a further rockfall in the underground excavation.
6 June 2018
News reports from Colombia say that an American technical report (possibly by USACE) suggests that landslides of up to 40 million cubic metres are possible at Hidroituango. As the report is not publicly available it is hard to know how to interpret these reports
5 June 2018
Reports in the last few hours suggest that the landslide at the Hidroituango dam site has accelerated, and has now exceeded the 10 mm per hour warning threshold. Meanwhile, three scenarios for failure of the dam have been described by the international advisors.
4 June 2018
In the last 24 hours there have been further developments at the Hidroituango dam site in Colombia. Monitoring suggests that movements of the slope continue, whilst concerns are being raised about low volume seepage from the dam
3 June 2018
In Colombia the Hidroituango crisis has deepened as new landslides have started to form close to the dam site, as shown by tension cracks in the slopes and cracks in the tunnels. The level of risk has risen, and 25,000 people are now displaced
21 May 2018
Over the last few days, a landslide crisis has developed at the Hidroituango Dam, a hydroelectric project on the Cauca River in Colombia
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