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20 May 2022
About 8,000 years ago a massive landslide occurred on the flank of Mount Popa in Myanmar. The landslide, which had a volume of about 1.3 cubic kilometres, travelled about 11 km from the crater of the volcano.
22 December 2021
There are reports this morning of yet another fatal jade mine landslide in Myanmar, with indications of up to 100 deaths
17 July 2020
Satellite imagery is now available from Planet Labs of the site of the 28 June 2020 Myanmar jade mine landslide, which killed about 180 people
2 July 2020
Another dreadful landslide has occurred in the Hpakant jade mining area of Kachin state in Myanmar. The landslide, at Sate Mu, killed at least 113 people.
25 April 2019
On Tuesday morning a slope collapsed at a jade mine at Balakh village in Myanmar, killing 54 miners. This is the latest of a long series of such landslides in Myanmar.
28 September 2018
Reports suggest that there has been yet another mining landslide in Hpakant, Myanmar. In the last 4 years over 800 people have died in mining landslides there
12 June 2018
The Rohinghya refugees: landslides start to take lives as the monsoon arrives For the last few months there has been increasing concern about the plight of many of the Rohingya refugees who have been forced out of Burma – Myanmar – by the military, and are now living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh. The numbers are vast – some estimates suggest over 700,000 people. There is particular concern about the …
22 January 2018
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.
8 May 2016
Mining in Burma and hydroelectric power in China: two major landslides with familiar causes this weekend
This weekend there have been two deadly landslides that repeat familiar themes: one was associated with mining in Burma (Myanmar) and the other with the construction of facilities to generate hydroelectric power in China
16 December 2015
This has been a terrible year for Burma jade mine landslides, with over 300 deaths. The cause is probably an increase in mining activity this year.
27 November 2015
As rescue and recovery operations at the site of the Hpakant jade mine landslide in Burma cease, a war of words has broken out as to whose fault it was
24 November 2015
The Burma jade mine landslide disaster on Friday was a massive flowslide that is now known to have killed over 110 people. The final toll may be about 200 people, most of them poor miners living in an unofficial settlement.
29 October 2015
NASA EO-1 images have revealed the extent of the amazing Tonzang landslides in Burma, which occurred earlier this year. The largest landslide is 5.9 km long