17 November 2009
Images of the Shanxi loess landslide
Posted by Dave Petley
Xinhua has now published two images of yesterday’s loess landslide in Shanxi, which killed 23 people, including eight young children, in Zhangjiaju Village, in Zhangzishan Township of Zhongyang County:
The reports are that this was a “loess avalanche” with a surface area of about 20,000 cubic metres. An investigation into the cause is ongoing.
[…] in these materials. I have reported on loess landslides previously, most often in China, such as this example from Shaanxi in 2009. and this smallerearthquake induced event from […]