On 7 August 2020 a landslide in Gokseong County, S. Korea killed 5 people. A new paper (Choi et al 2021) suggests that this was triggered by the failure of an under construction embankment during heavy rainfall
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In the last few days South Korea has been hit by very heavy rainfall, triggering landslides that have had a substantial impact
In July 2011 33 debris flows occurred in Umyeonsan in South Korea, killing 16 people. In a new paper, Jeong et al. have analysed these landslides in detail, finding that they were initiated as small surperficial landslides that became highly mobile in the river channels, eroding and incorporating large amounts of sediment to create the catastrophic flows.
A brief review ofthe landslides in South Korea today.
Update: don’t miss the video of the Seoul landslides here Yonhap News has published a photograph of what I think is the site of the landslide in Chuncheon: Meanwhile, the current rain radar image for Korea suggests that heavy rainfall is continuing to fall over the affected areas: Fatality-inducing landslides do occur fairly often in South Korea. The graph below shows the data from the Durham fatal landslide database for …
A remarkable video of a full-scale debris flow experiment in South Korea.
An unbelievable video of the landslides in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday
The Atami mudslides in Japan Over the weekend there was considerable attention paid to the remarkable videos of the mudflows in Atami, Japan. This one in particular gained traction:- . But there are several others, which are helpfully combined into a compilation here: . I particularly draw your attention to the excerpt that begins at 8 minutes 16 seconds into the second video (the same sequence appears in the first …