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12 May 2022
In the morning of 9 May 2022 a significant landslide occurred near to Sakae Village in northern part of Nagano Prefecture in Japan.
6 July 2021
News reports and archive Google Earth imagery indicate that the Atami landslide might have occurred on manmade slope
5 July 2021
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 …
7 May 2021
Mount Kekachi: an interesting rock slope failure and rock avalanche in Japan on 6 May 2021. The runout distance was about 2 km
29 September 2020
A new open access article in the journal Earth, Plants and Space (Enomoto et al. 2020) experimentally examines the strange and controversial phenomenon of landslide light.
6 July 2020
A large landslide on a steep, forested slope was triggered by exceptional rainfall this weekend at Ashikita in the Kumamoto area of Japan
29 March 2020
In 1971, a landslide experiment in Kanagawa Prefecture by the the Science and Technology Agency of Japan went disastrously wrong, killing 15 people at the toe of the slope.
29 January 2020
The role of weak pumice layers in landslides triggered by the M=6.7 6 September 2018 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu Earthquake
A new study (Li et al. 2020) has found that a specific weak pumice layer controlled landslides triggered by the M=6.7 September 2018 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu earthquake
18 October 2019
Various newspaper articles in Japan are serving to illustrate the multiple landslides triggered in Japan by Typhoon Hagibis last weekend.
3 April 2019
High resolution monitoring of a natural rock slope in the southern Japanese Alps has provided insight into the complexity of the timing of rockfalls
9 November 2018
Landslides from the M=6.7 6th September 2018 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu Earthquake – a first technical report
On 6th September 2018 the M=6.7 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu earthquake struck Hokkaido in Japan. The earthquake triggered over 6000 landslides, killing 36 people
13 September 2018
In a short space of time, Typhoon Mangkhut, Hurricane Florence and the earthquake in Hokkaido all have the potential to generate large numbers of landslides
11 September 2018
High quality drone footage has been posted on Facebook providing detailed views of the landslides from the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake
5 September 2018
Initial images from Japan indicated that the Mw=6.6 earthquake in Hokkaido today has induced significant numbers of landslides
16 July 2018
Planet Labs have been able to collect 0.8 m resolution SkySat imagery of the aftermath of the Japan landslide disaster in the Kure area, near Hiroshima
12 July 2018
Over the last week exceptional rainfall has triggered thousands of landslides in Japan, with disastrous consequences. Images are starting to emerge showing the scale of the disaster.
12 April 2018
In October 2017 a large rockslide occurred at the Candelaria mine in Chile, reducing production by about 20%. Planet Labs imagery captures the aftermath of this large wedge failure
22 November 2016
When a large earthquake struck the coast of Japan near Fukushima Tuesday morning, people all across the country were alerted nearly immediately–most in advance of significant shaking at their location–by the nation’s sophisticated early warning system. Early warning doesn’t predict the onset of an earthquake, but it does predict the shaking level and time of arrival at locations all around the epicenter once one has begun but before its seismic …
19 July 2016
The Aranayake landslide disaster in Sri Lanka JICA has now posted a report online (NB it’s a PDF) providing the initial results of an investigation of the May 2016 Aranayake landslide disaster in Sri Lanka, which killed 127 people. This is a complex landslide – the image below from the report provides the best overview of the whole of the landslide, from the small failure at the crown to the …
10 July 2016
Three good new landslide videos are available on Youtube, shot in Nagasaki (Japan), Uttarakhand (India) and in the mountains of Pakistan