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: