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16 November 2018

Images and video of the aftermath of the Jinsha River landslide

Satellite images from Planet Labs show the aftermath of the breach of the Jinsha River landslide in Tibet. Videos also show the downstream impacts.

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14 November 2018

Jinsha River landslide: breaching has started

Breaching has started at the Jinsha River landslide in Jomda, Tibet after a 240 metre long channel was excavated to release the water.

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30 October 2018

Planet Labs imagery of the 11th October 2018 Jomda County rockslide in Tibet

A kind reader has successfully found the valley-blocking 11th October 2018 Jomda County rockslide in Tibet, allowing us to view it using Planet Labs images

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25 October 2018

The Old Fort landslide in British Columbia

The Old Fort landslide in British Columbia is an 8 millon cubic metre earthflow that has caused the evacuation of the village of Old Fort

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24 October 2018

George Town: another major fatal landslide in Penang, Malaysia

On 19 October 2018 a major cut slope failure occurred on a highway construction site in Penang, Malaysia, killing 9 migrant workers at the foot of the slope

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23 October 2018

Jomda County: a large, valley blocking landslide in Tibet on 11th October

A large valley blocking landslide occurred at Bolo Township in Jomda County, Tibet on 11th October, causing 20,000 people to be evacuated.

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22 October 2018

Yarlung Tsangpo: a large valley blocking landslide in Tibet

Last week a very large landslide occurred on the Yarlung Tsangpo river in Tibet, temporarily blocking the river. The dam has now breached.

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12 October 2018

Bududa in Uganda: landslides kill at least 40 people

Bududa, Uganda: reports indicate that at least 40 people were killed by landslides on Thursday 11th October 2018, with some suggestions of higher losses

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28 September 2018

Hpakant, Myanmar: the on-going tragedy of landslides from jade mining

Reports suggest that there has been yet another mining landslide in Hpakant, Myanmar. In the last 4 years over 800 people have died in mining landslides there

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24 September 2018

Cebu landslide: should mining be banned in the Philippines?

In the aftermath of the Cebu landslide in the Philippines, which killed about 90 people, there is now a discussion as to whether mining should be banned

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