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23 January 2023

An update on the landslide crisis at Joshimath

At Joshmath in India, 863 buildings are now showing signs of distress, of which 181 are considered to be unsafe.

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18 January 2023

Joshimath: new InSAR analysis sheds light on active deformation

Joshimath: a new InSAR analysis sheds light on active deformation over the last few months and the last few weeks

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17 January 2023

Joshimath – continued development of the landslide

There are clear indications of continued development of the landslide at Joshimath, with damage now reported for 849 buildings

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13 January 2023

Joshimath: ISRO InSAR data reveals the scale of the issue

Joshimath: InSAR data published yesterday by the ISRO has started to reveal the scale of the landslide issue in northern India.

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8 January 2023

Joshimath: a complex landslide environment

Issues with the landslides in the town of Joshimath in India continue. There is much speculation as to the causes, which are likely to be complex.

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4 January 2023

Joshimath: an Indian town with a serious landslide problem

In Chamoli district in northern India lies Joshimath, a mountain town with a serious and rapidly developing landslide problem

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21 December 2022

The Urni landslide: a recurring slope failure in India

On 19 December 2022 the Urni landslide in Kinnaur, India was captured on a dramatic video. The failure blocked a National Highway (NH-5).

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15 December 2022

The occurrence of landslides in Pakistan

A new open access paper (Shabbir et al. 2022) examines the occurrence and impact of landslides in Pakistan between 2003 and 2019. In total, 1,089 landslides have been identified, of which 180 led to loss of life, with 1,072 people being killed by landslides over this period. 

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13 December 2022

The Gaguney landslide in India: evolution over time

The Gaguney landslide in India: images from Google Earth and Planet Labs allow analysis of the evolution over time of a damaging failure

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12 December 2022

Save The Hills: raising awareness on impact of landslides on rural communities

Save The Hills has produced two wonderful films documenting the impact of a landslide on the village of Pathing in Northern India. The videos highlight the scale of losses that the residents of this remote village are facing.

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16 November 2022

Mizoram: a deadly quarry rockslide caught on video

On 14 November 2022 a rockslide occurred at a quarry in Maudarh in Mizoram, India, killing 12 workers. The event was captured on video.

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7 November 2022

The May 2022 landslide cluster at Dima Hasao district in Assam, India

In May 2022 heavy rainfall triggered many landslides at Dima Hasao district in Assam, India. In a new paper in the journal Landslides, Roy et al. (2022) have mapped >5000 individual slides in this event.

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5 October 2022

The Cochin slide: a huge submarine landslide

The Cochin slide: a new paper published in the journal Landslide describes a 138 km long submarine landslide southwest of India

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11 July 2022

Naina in Khaptad, Nepal: the terrible impacts of low quality road construction

Naina in Khaptad, Nepal: the terrible impacts of low quality, poorly-engineered roads in high mountain areas

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8 July 2022

Shifting the blame for the deadly landslide at Tupul in India

The Tupul landslide occurred at the site of a major construction project involving slope excavation, but officials are blaming poor farming methods for the failure

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5 July 2022

The Tupul landslide: understanding the site

The Tupul landslide: archive Google Earth images provide interesting clues as to the causes of the tragedy that killed at least 47 people.

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4 July 2022

Tupul: a landslide disaster in Manipur, India

On 30 June 2022 a very large landslide occurred at Tupul in Noney district of Manipur in Northern India, killing at least 42 people.

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16 May 2022

Assam: damaging landslides at the start of the monsoon

Damaging landslides have occurred as a result of heavy rainfall in Assam state in the northeast of India over the weekend.

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8 March 2022

Raini: the forgotten victims of the Chamoli disaster

A year on from the Chamoli disaster in India, the population of the village of Raini continue to face severe impacts from landslides initiated by the debris flow

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20 January 2022

A large rock slab topple from India

CCTV footage has been posted online of an unusual and interesting large rock slab topple from Jammu and Kashmir in India

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