2 September 2010

Another large landslide in China

Posted by Dave Petley

China has today suffered another large landslide event.  Xinhua reports that a slide happened at 10:20 pm on Wednesday in the village of Wama in Longyang District, Yunnan, leaving 8 people dead and 40 missing.  Xinhua have this image of the slide:

As far as I can tell, this is the location:

Unfortunately the Google Earth image for this area is poor, but there is a report on a small hydro-electric scheme at this village available online here.  I should add that I am not suggesting that the HEP scheme was responsible for the slide.  This article on recent permission for logging in the area is also interesting.