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5 December 2019

The Blackhawk rock avalanche – insights from imagery

Regular correspondent funkenbeachin has used ESA Sentinel multispectral satellite data to facilitate analysis of the Blackhawk rock avalanche

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15 November 2019

The Blackhawk landslide

The fascinating 9 km long, 300 million cubic metre, highly complex, ancient Blackhawk landslide in the Lucerne valley of California.

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5 July 2019

The Aizawl landslide: evidence from Google Earth of slope modification

Google Earth images suggest that the Aizawl landslide this week, which killed three people, occurred on a slope that had been cut during construction

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17 May 2019

Ordu: a major slump type landslide in Turkey

On Thursday 16th May a major slump type landslide occurred at Aybasti in Ordu in northern Turkey, destroying many houses in hillside village

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16 April 2019

Planet Labs Skysat image of the Hindalco tailings failure

Planet Labs have successfully acquired a high resolution SkySat image of the Hindalco Tailings failure in Muri, India, which occurred last week

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26 March 2019

NASA Earth Observatory imagery of the Chimanimani landslides in Zimbabwe

Yesterday NASA posted imagery of the Chimanimani landslides in Zimbabwe, triggered by Cyclone Idai. The images show multiple channelised debris flows.

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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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