17 April 2013
Questions continue to be asked about what I have been calling the Jiama/Gyama Mine landslide in Tibet. First, it should be noted that this is a misnomer – the event should correctly be called the Tseri Mountain landslide I think, so from here-on in this will be how I refer to it. Anyway, I thought I’d highlight three sources of information about the landslide that are all very helpful. Note that all have been compiled independently from my own analysis.
1. An interpretative report about the landslide by Adrian Moon
Adrian Moon, who regularly contributes this blog, has written an analysis of the landslide. This is a very impressive piece of work. He has given me permission to make it available, so I have uploaded it onto Slideshare and have embedded it below. You should be able to read it below, but if not click here. Adrian also asked me to acknowledge the input of his colleagues Robert Barnett, Professor of Contemporary Tibetan Studies, Columbia University and Yeshi Dorje at the Voice of America Tibetan Service.