8 August 2010
First image from the Gansu landslide
Posted by Dave Petley
Xinhua has now published an image, apparently taken using a mobile phone, of the landslide in Chengguan town:
It is now clear that the landslide affected Zhouqu town, which is shown on the Google Earth image below:
Unfortunately, high resolution images are not available on Google Earth for this area. These two Panoramio photos give a good idea of what the town and adjacent mountains are like:
There is an aerial view in the video accompanying this article.