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14 December 2018

The Nyixoi Chongco rock avalanche in Tibet

The Nyixoi Chongco rock avalanche; a spectacular, very large ancient landslide in a tectonically active area of the Tibetan Plateau

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22 November 2018

Pre-failure analysis of the Fagraskogarfjall landslide

NPA Satellite Mapping have completed a pre-failure analysis of the Fagraskogarfjall landslide in Iceland using InSAR data. Up to 2 metres of movement occurred in the year before the main collapse.

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12 November 2018

A dangerous, valley-blocking landslide in Jomda County, Tibet

On the Tibet / Sichuan border a very large landslide has occurred in Jomda County, blocking the Jinsha River. A very large lake has formed, with a volume of 469 million cubic metres. Overtopping is expected to occur today.

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22 August 2018

High resolution imagery of the Pashgor debris flow in Afghanistan

Planet Labs have collected high resolution satellite imagery showing the track and impact of the debris flow that struck the village of Pashgor in Afghanistan in July 2018

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2 March 2018

More detail on the Papua New Guinea landslide dams

The European Space Agency satellite Sentinel 2 has collected good images of at least some of the Papua New Guinea landslide dams

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2 February 2018

Landslides in the Maipo Valley, Chile

As part of our Newton Fund project, I spent a few days in January looking at the giant landslides of the Maipo Valley in Chile. These are some of my photos of these amazing rockslides and rock avalanches

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30 October 2017

USGS mapping of landslide density for failures triggered by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

The USGS has now published provisional maps of landslide density for failures triggered by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

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6 October 2017

Murchison Glacier: more information about the slowly developing rockslope failure that is affecting the hut

Pascal Sirguey has very kindly provided additional images to show the rockslope failure that is developing above Murchison Glacier in New Zealand

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4 July 2017

La Palma – initial images of the “mega-landslide”

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to visit the island of La Palma. I have posted some initial images of the site of the Cumbre Vieja “mega-landslide

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18 May 2017

Landslides that make you gasp part 1: Yallourn

This is the first edition of an occasional series on landslides that make you gasp, featuring the Yallourn coal mine landslide in Australia in 2007.

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