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24 July 2019

Shuicheng County: a very large, fatal landslide in Guizhou Province, China

A large landslide occurred in Shuicheng County, in Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province in China on Tuesday 22nd July 2019, killing up to 45 people


17 July 2019

The start of the 2019 South Asia monsoon

The 2019 summer monsoon in South Asia has now fully developed. Heavy rainfall has generated multiple landslides in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh


9 July 2019

The Budhiganga River landslide: just one of many landslide challenges in Nepal as the monsoon develops

The Budhiganga River landslide: just one of many landslide challenges in Nepal as the monsoon rapidly develops across South Asia


19 September 2018

The Kodagu landslides in Karnataka, India: Planet Labs imagery

Kodagu landslides: in August 2018, very heavy rainfall triggered many landslides in SW India. Planet Labs imagery shows the extensive damage that resulted


26 April 2018

Landslides and monsoon variation in India

In a new Open Access paper, Mahmood et al. 2018 present a new reanalysis of monsoon variation for rainfall for India. A first comparison with the landslide database for 2008 and 2009 suggests that there are really interesting opportunities to understand better the links between the phenomena


22 January 2018

The risk of landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Many of the Rohingya people, forced to leave Myanmar / Burma by ethnic cleansing, are now living in landslide prone locations in Bangladesh. Dramatic satellite images from Planet Labs illustrate the magnitude of the threat.


13 October 2016

Nepal landslides 2016: losses at the end of the rainy season

Nepal landslides 2016: analysis of my dataset for the last 36 years suggest that 2016 was the worst year on record for landslide events.


4 September 2016

Taplejung: another burst of fatal landslides in Nepal

Over the last few days, 19 people have been killed by landslides in Nepal, with the most serious impacts occurring in Taplejung in the east of the country.


13 August 2016

Dzongu: a worrying valley blocking landslide in Sikkim, India

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.


29 July 2016

Landslides in Nepal from the 2016 monsoon

The last week has seen the 2016 monsoon cause extensive landsliding across Nepal. To date I have recorded 73 landslide deaths across the country


18 July 2016

Monsoon 2016: Nepal reels under the effects of multiple landslides

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 March 2016

Managing urban landslides

On the last day of my visit to Kalimpong, Praful Rao took me to Dumsi Pakha, a poor hillside community with problems in managing urban landslides