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16 January 2019

New problems at Hidroituango

A new set of problems have emerged at the Hidroituango hydroelectric dam in Colombia, with drilling indicating the presence of a large void in the rock mass

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4 January 2019

The ten most important landslide events of 2018

2018 will be remembered as a year of extraordinary landslides. This is my list of the ten most important landslide events of 2018

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2 January 2019

Sukabumi: an end of year landslide in Indonesia has killed up to 35 people

The village of Cimapag in Sukabumi, West Java was struck by a landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall on 31st December 2018, killing up to 35 people

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29 December 2018

First visual satellite images of Anak Krakatau show the enormous extent of the landslide

The ESA Sentinel 2 satellite today caught an image of the remains of Anak Krakatau. A huge landslide scar is visible, profoundly changing the island

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26 December 2018

The Anak Krakatau landslide and tsunami

Sentinel-1 imagery suggests that the landslide that triggered the tsunami on Anak Krakatau appears to have been a large-scale flank collapse. Unfortunately it is difficult to ascertain the current situation on the volcano

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25 December 2018

Bureya River: a large landslide but not a meteorite impact in Russia

Bureya River: on 11th December 2018 a large landslide occurred in the Khabarovsk region of Russia. Speculation suggested it was a meteor impact. It wasn’t.

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20 December 2018

Surabaya, Indonesia: an impressive retaining wall failure

On Tuesday an impressive, large retaining wall failure destroyed a section of a four lane highway in Surabaya, East Java in Indonesia

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18 December 2018

Loch Quoich landslide: an interesting and disruptive failure in the Highlands of Scotland

Loch Quioch landslide: an interesting and disruptive failure in the Highlands of Scotland in November, including drone footage

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12 December 2018

Fenshui, China: a fatal landslide, caused by humans?

On Sunday a landslide destroyed some houses in Fenshui, Sichuan Province in China. Five people were killed. It seems that a new road was being built across the slope

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7 December 2018

The Guazi landslide: an interesting ancient landslide reactivated by a hydroelectric power scheme in China

The Guazi landslide: an interesting ancient landslide reactivated by a hydroelectric power scheme in China, as described in the journal Landslides

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