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13 November 2017

The M=7.3 Halabjah earthquake in Iraq and Iran: potential landslides

The M=7.3 Halabjah earthquake that occurred late yesterday in Iraq has the potential to have triggered large numbers of landslides

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9 November 2017

Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing

Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images from Planet Labs of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing on Tuesday

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5 November 2017

George Town: another serious landslide in Penang

Overnight, heavy rainfall has triggered a major rotational landslide at a newly-constructed engineered slope in George Town, Penang in Malaysia

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30 October 2017

USGS mapping of landslide density for failures triggered by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

The USGS has now published provisional maps of landslide density for failures triggered by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

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24 October 2017

The Tanjung Bungah landslide: a very challenging site

A drone image of the site of the Tanjung Bungah landslide taken in June 2017 suggests that it was a very challenging site for development

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23 October 2017

Tanjung Bungah: a major construction site landslide in Malaysia that killed 11 people

On Saturday a major landslide on a large cut slope at a construction site in Tanjung Bungah in Penang, Malaysia killed eleven workers

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17 October 2017

The Bellavista heap leach gold mine landslide in 2007

In October 2007 a 35 million cubic metre landslide closed the Bellavista heap leach gold mine in Costa Rica, with resulting costs of over $100 million

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16 October 2017

Phu Cuong commune: a major landslide has killed 18 people in Vietnam

A major landslide at Phu Cuong commune in Vietnam has killed 18 people. Images suggest that this was the collapse of a large overhang at a waterfall

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6 October 2017

Murchison Glacier: more information about the slowly developing rockslope failure that is affecting the hut

Pascal Sirguey has very kindly provided additional images to show the rockslope failure that is developing above Murchison Glacier in New Zealand

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3 October 2017

Murchison Hut: an interesting landslide problem in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Murchison Hut: a skiers and climbers refuge closed by a large, progressive rockslide in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in South Island, New Zealand

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29 September 2017

Rize, Turkey – an extreme rainfall event yesterday triggered landslides and flash floods

The Rize area of Turkey experienced heavy rainfall yesterday, triggering fatal landslides and flash floods, some of which were caught on video

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31 August 2017

The Maca landslide: a large, slow-moving slide in Peru

In an article this week in Nature, Jane Palmer describes the Maca landslide, a 60 million cubic metre slow-moving slide in Peru

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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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21 August 2017

Regent landslide in Sierra Leone: the causes of the disaster

New images show that the Regent landslide in Sierra Leone was large translational slide that morphed into a channelised debris flow.

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18 August 2017

A tale of two major slides: understanding the Regent and Kotrupi / Kotropi landslides

Further details are now emerging about the Kotropi and Regent landslides, which have killed hundreds of people in India and Sierra Leone this week

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15 August 2017

Regent landslide, Sierra Leone: an uncertain picture

The Regent landslide disaster near Freetown in Sierra Leone has killed at least 400 people. At present there is uncertainty as to the events of that day

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13 August 2017

Kotrupi: a landslide in northern India kills at least 46 people

On 13th August 2017 at least 46 people were killed when two buses were struck by a landslide at Kotrupi in Himachal Pradesh in Northern India

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12 August 2017

La Calera landslide in Colombia – a very interesting, complex failure

In July the very interesting La Calera landslide near to Bogota in Colombia activated in response to rainfall, partially blocking the Rio Blanco

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8 August 2017

Updates from the Karrat Fjord landslide in Greenland

Various analyses have now been posted about the the tsunamigenic the Karrat Fjord landslide in Greenland, which killed four people

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