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11 July 2022
Naina in Khaptad, Nepal: the terrible impacts of low quality, poorly-engineered roads in high mountain areas
25 October 2021
Heavy rainfall in Nepal has triggered a large rockslide, captured on video, in Pyuthan, Nepal. The video shows a rapid, wedge-type of failure.
20 October 2021
Very unusual late monsoon rainfall has had devastating impacts on South Asia in the last few days, with many deaths from landslides and floods in both India and Nepal. Parts of Nepal recorded over 500 mm of rainfall in 48 hours.
2 August 2021
Melamchi – satellite images and helicopter videos start to explain the catastrophic floods in Nepal in June 2021
9 July 2021
The start of the 2021 summer monsoon in Nepal has brought unusual levels of rainfall. So far at least 27 people have been killed in landslides
2 July 2021
Satellite images collected by Planet Labs appear to confirm that a landslide dam was the cause of the 14 June 2021 Melamchi disaster in Nepal
21 June 2021
Melamchi: a landslide dam break flood in Nepal on 14 June 2021 is reported to have killed up to 20 people and caused serious damage
10 March 2021
A new open access paper in the journal Progress in Disaster Science (Rosser et al. 2021) demonstrates that the number of landslides in W. and C. Nepal has increased since the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.
19 February 2021
New research (Muñoz-Torrero Manchado et al. 2021), published in Landslides, investigates trends in landslides and landslide losses in W. Nepal over three decades. It highlights the key role of human factors in determining patterns of loss
2 February 2021
An air blast strikes trekkers at Kapuche Lake in Nepal following an avalanche, as caught in a video uploaded to Youtube.
28 July 2020
In the summer of 2019 the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), launched a new disaster management portal (bipad.gov.np) to provide high quality spatial data. This allows landslide accidents in Nepal to be mapped in near real time.
24 July 2020
The first few weeks of the SW monsoon in Nepal has seen large numbers of landslides. By 20 July the number of fatal landslides had already exceeded the average annual total for the last 15 years.
14 July 2020
Over the last few days intense monsoon rainfall in Nepal has triggered a wave of landslides that have caused extensive loss of life and damage.
3 September 2019
Two articles published in Nepali newspapers in the last few days have examined the disastrous impacts of dozer roads in mountain areas
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
1 April 2019
A commentary just published in NHESS (Sudmeier-Rieux et al. 2019) argues for the need for better governance of mountain road building in Nepal
19 November 2018
Two new Youtube videos show dramatic roadside failure events. One shows a landslide on a quarry haul road whilst the other shows a joint controlled rockfall
17 April 2018
A group of national and international experts are calling for the creation of a new national agency to manage landslides in Nepal.
8 November 2017
A new paper (Stolle et al. 2017) in Quaternary Science Reviews suggests that 3 medieval earthquakes may have induced catastrophic landsliding in Nepal
2 October 2017
A new video on Youtube, which shows a rockslide on the Karnali Highway in Nepal, provides a brutal illustration of the dangers of filming landslides