25 May 2023 07:07 in landslide report by Dave Petley
The 14 May 2023 debris flow at Johnston Ridge Observatory Access Road, Mount Saint Helens, in Washington State, USA
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9 May 2023 05:50 in landslide report by Dave Petley
On Thursday 4 May 2023, intense rainfall triggered a series of deadly mud and debris flows around Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing at least 401 people.
Tags: channelised debris flow, debris flow, Democratic Republic of Congo, featured, landslide report, mudflow
15 March 2023 08:02 in landslide report by Dave Petley
On 11 March 2023 a large debris flow occurred close to Lago Riesco in the Aysen region of southern Chile, triggered by heavy rainfall.
Tags: Chile, debris flow, featured, landslide report, South America
25 January 2023 08:00 in Review of a paper by Dave Petley
In a paper published in the journal Landslides, Yan et al. (2023) discuss the 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan, China, which killed three people and destroyed two villages. The losses were caused by an unusual secondary failure of ancient deposits in the channel bed.
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23 December 2022 10:45 in Review of a paper by Dave Petley
An open access paper in the journal Landslides (Cabral et al. 2022) analyses debris flows in Brazil over the last century, finding that 45 events have killed 5,771 people and generated US$5,5 billion in economic losses.
Tags: brazil, featured, research, review of a paper, South America
27 October 2022 06:16 in landslide video by Dave Petley
Yucaipa: a remarkable debris flow video from the San Bernardino Mountains in California. The flows were triggered by heavy rainfall in the El Dorado fire scar on 12 September 2022
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6 June 2022 07:49 in Review of a paper by Dave Petley
On 10 June 2021 an extreme rainstorm triggered over 100 landslides, including a set of devastating debris flows, in the Wuxie scenic area in Zhejiang Province in China.
Tags: china, debris flows, East Asia, featured, research, review of a paper
21 January 2022 08:49 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) has written an interactive game, Murgame, that highlights the risks associated with debris flows to mountain communities
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4 October 2021 06:42 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
An interesting paper has just been published in the journal Science, (Cook et al. 2021), which looks at the seismic signals generated by the Chamoli rockslide and debris flow. It concludes that the event was fully detectable by seismic instruments located at up to 100 km from the event.
Tags: Chamoli, early warning, featured, India, research, rockslide, seismic, seismology, South Asia
6 April 2021 07:47 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Two deadly landslides have occurred in Indonesia over the last few days. On the flanks of Mount Lewotolok up to 80 were killed in a lahar, whilst on Andonara island 69 people were killed and 19 are missing in a debris flow.
Tags: featured, indonesia, lahar, landslide report, SE. Asia