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4 August 2022
On 26 July 2016 a 3.1 million cubic metre landslide occurred at a high wall coal mine at Fushun in China, causing extensive damage. The failure is documented in a new paper (Sun et al. 2022) in the journal Landslides.
3 August 2022
A new open access paper (Darrow et al. 2022) describes the 2 December 2020 Beach Road landslide in Haines, Alaska, which killed two people.
6 June 2022
On 10 June 2021 an extreme rainstorm triggered over 100 landslides, including a set of devastating debris flows, in the Wuxie scenic area in Zhejiang Province in China.
1 June 2022
A paper just published in Landslides (Feng et al 2021) describes 327 landslides triggered by intense rainfall in June 2019 around Mibie village, Guangdong Province in China.
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.
7 April 2022
In a paper just published in the journal Landslides (Garcia-Delgado, Petley et al. 2022), we have examined the history of fatal landslides in Colombia. The results are quite surprising.
22 February 2022
A new study has found increased landslide activity in the months after the low-magnitude 2018 Molise earthquake in Italy
18 January 2022
Arhavi, Turkey: a new paper in the Journal Natural Hazards (Tanyaş et al. 2022) shows that landslide impacts of new roads can be comparable to that of a medium sized earthquake
2 November 2021
According to a new paper in the journal Landslides (Cheng, Yang and Du 2021), the 220,000 cubic metre 2017 Tonghua landslide in Sichuan Province, China was triggered by nearby blasting during tunnel construction.
13 October 2021
The remarkable Chgega landslide in northern Tunisia consists of a block of limestone 900 m long and 400 m wide that is sliding on an underlying layer of clays and marls
18 May 2021
A new paper in the journal Scientific Reports (Aslan et al. 2021) describes the actively moving Kara-Bogaz-Gol megaslide in Kazakhstan. At 10 cubic kilometres this is the largest active landslide described to date.
8 April 2021
Shuicheng County in Guizhou Province in China: InSAR as a wide area landslide detection tool
17 November 2017
Review of a paper:- detecting landslide precursors from space: the use of Sentinel images to interpret the Maoxian landslide in June 2017
9 October 2017
A new paper from the University of Bristol (Brown et al. 2017) demonstrates the role that lahars play in causing loss of life in volcanic events
12 September 2017
A new paper (Coe et al. 2017) strongly suggests that the cluster of 24 rock avalanches since 1984 in S. Alaska may be associated with rock permafrost degradation
31 August 2017
In an article this week in Nature, Jane Palmer describes the Maca landslide, a 60 million cubic metre slow-moving slide in Peru
20 August 2017
In one of his last contributions, a paper by Oldrich Hungr and his colleagues provides a dynamic analysis of the 2014 Oso landslide, which killed 43 people
20 March 2017
In a paper just published in Landslides, Alcántara-Ayala et al. (2017) link the La Pintada landslide in Mexico to ancient rock carvings found in the area
22 February 2017
In 2013 the catastrophic Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province in China killed 166 people. A new paper suggests that it reached a peak velocity of 170 km/h
21 February 2017
In a paper just published in the Journal of Biogeography, the authors propose that landslides play a key role in the transport of species between islands