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5 August 2022
The 27 July 2022 Imamzadeh Dawood mudflow disaster in the mountains near Tehran is one of a number of recent landslides in Iran.
28 March 2022
Ibri: on 27 March 2022 a large landslide in a marble quarry in Al-Dhahirah, Oman killed six workers and injured a further five people.
15 November 2021
Landslides from the 14 November 2021 M=6.3 earthquake near to Fin in Iran
19 April 2021
Landslides from the 18 April 2021 M 5.9 earthquake near to Bandar Genaveh, Iran On 18 April 2021 a M=5.9 earthquake struck the port city of Bandar Genaveh in Iran. The earthquake was centred on the town of Bandah Rig. There are some reports of damage in Bandah Genaveh, and five people were injured. A couple of videos have been posted of landslides triggered by the earthquake. The best one …
16 April 2020
Two interesting new landslide videos – a slump in residual soil and the collapse of the Dehdasht – Pataveh tunnel portal in Iran
5 March 2020
A geological detour to visit to the outcrop of the famous “Geotimes” pillow lavas in the Semail Ophiolite at Wadi Jizzi in Oman
13 November 2017
The M=7.3 Halabjah earthquake that occurred late yesterday in Iraq has the potential to have triggered large numbers of landslides
31 October 2017
There is good imagery available via Planet Labs showing the 100,000 cubic metre Mishor Rotem tailings dam failure in Israel in June 2017
2 December 2015
A video has appeared on Youtube showing a very large, complex rock topple near the town of Kfarnabrakh in the Shouf Mountains of Lebanon
26 November 2015
A video has appeared on Youtube that appears to show a weird debris flow of ice, water and sand from the Middle East. Is it real?
22 July 2011
Back in undergrad I double majored in Earth Science and Arabic Language & Literature. I am far from fluent in Arabic, especially since I haven’t formally studied the language for the past 5 years. However, I crack open my old Arabic vocabulary and grammar textbooks when time permits, and I try to learn more Arabic during my field seasons in Oman. During my last Oman field season in January 2010, …