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12 November 2018
On the Tibet / Sichuan border a very large landslide has occurred in Jomda County, blocking the Jinsha River. A very large lake has formed, with a volume of 469 million cubic metres. Overtopping is expected to occur today.
23 October 2018
A large valley blocking landslide occurred at Bolo Township in Jomda County, Tibet on 11th October, causing 20,000 people to be evacuated.
22 October 2018
Last week a very large landslide occurred on the Yarlung Tsangpo river in Tibet, temporarily blocking the river. The dam has now breached.
9 July 2018
On Saturday morning, a very large landslide detached from the Fagraskógarfjall massif in Iceland, travelling about 1.5 km over the valley floor. The landslide has blocked an important salmon river
4 April 2018
Better satellite images are now becoming available showing the large landslides triggered by the Papua New Guinea earthquake
2 January 2018
The M=6.4 17th November 2017 earthquake in Tibet has triggered multiple landslides on the Yarlung Tsangpo river in Tibet, triggering fears of a catastrophic flood in India
17 September 2017
The third part of my series of helicopter images of landslides from the Kaikoura earthquake, featuring the magnificent Leader 220 landslide and dam
16 September 2017
The largest landslide triggered by the Kaikoura earthquake was the valley-blocking Hapuku landslide, an impressive 2.7 km long rock avalanche
6 March 2017
At Righa in Baglung District in Nepal, a valley-blocking landslide over the weekend was apparently triggered by road construction for a hydropower project
2 December 2016
Canterbury Maps has created the North Canterbury Landslide Dams portal to provide information about valley blocking landslides after the Kaikoura Earthquake
17 November 2016
A very large valley blocking landslide has occurred on the Hapuku River in New Zealand following the Kaikoura earthquake, creating a 150 m high dam
19 August 2016
Whilst at the moment the Dzongu landslide dam in Sikkim appears to be stable, the Indian authorities are starting to assess the long term hazards that it might pose to upstream and downstream communities
15 August 2016
Water started to overtop the Dzongu landslide dam in Sikkim, India yesterday. To date the flow appears to be stable, with the channel widening rather than incising.
13 August 2016
Reports have emerged of a large valley-blocking landslide on the Kanaka River in Sikkim, northern India. A large lake has already started to form.
5 August 2016
In a paper published in Science today, Wu et al (2016) report on the Jishi Gorge landslide in China, which may have been responsible for the creation of the Xia Dynasty as a result of a catastrophic flood on the Yellow River that occurred when it breached.
18 July 2016
As Monsoon 2016 kicks fully into gear, Nepal is being hit by multiple landslides in the upland areas, resulting in extensive damage and loss of life.
14 July 2016
The Bhote Kosi valley in Nepal has suffered serious damage after the failure of a landslide dam in Tibet. This is the main route between China and Nepal.
7 June 2016
In a recent paper, Chen et al (2016) have examined the risks associated with a dam break flood at the Attabad landslide in Pakistan. They conclude that the likelihood of a breach event remains high, and that such an event has the potential to release a very substantial flood.
12 April 2016
On 29th March 2016 the Renfrew County landslide occurred on the banks of the Bonnechere River near to Ottawa. This is a large (10 hectare) landslip.
28 January 2016
In June 2015 the Tbilisi landslide and flood disaster killed 19 people in Georgia. Google Earth imagery is now available of the site