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2 November 2021

The Tonghua landslide in Sichuan Province, China

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.

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26 October 2021

The 5 April 2021 Tiejiangwan landslide in Sichuan Province, China

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Liu et al. 2021) describes the complex 5 April 2021 Tiejiangwan landslide in Sichuan Province, China, which killed three people.

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6 October 2021

Heishui: a rockslide at a tunnel portal in Sichuan Province, China

An interesting and potentially very dangerous rockslide was caught on video in Heishui, in Sichuan Province in China. Fortunately there were no casualties.

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20 October 2020

Hanyuan County: an initial analysis of the 21 August 2020 landslide in China

Hanyuan County: an initial analysis of the 21 August 2020 rainfall triggered landslide in China, which killed nine people

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8 August 2017

Jiuzhaigou County: a shallow magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Sichuan Province on 8th August 2017

Early indications suggest that M=7.0 Jiuzhaigou County earthquake in Sichuan Province yesterday should have generated significant landslide activity

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25 June 2017

Xinmo: the massive landslide in Sichuan Province yesterday

An 8 million cubic metre landslide struck the town of Xinmo in Sichuan Province, China on 24th June 2017, killing an estimated 133 people.

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5 June 2013

China’s earthquake ruins: a memorial ghost town

Last month China unveiled an earthquake memorial park to commemorate the lives lost and damage wrought by the M7.9 Wenchuan earthquake that occurred 5 years ago this May. The Atlantic has a set of great photos showing the haunting site.   In addition to a brand new museum and memorial wall naming the >80,000 who lost their lives, the memorial includes the entire destroyed city of Beichuan, its crumbled and …

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