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26 August 2020

Slieveanorra: a large peat bog landslide in Northern Ireland?

Yesterday Storm Francis triggered a large peat bog landslide at Slieveanorra in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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25 August 2020

Initial information about the fatal landslide-induced train derailment at Carmont, Scotland

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released factual information about the fatal landslide-induced train derailment at Carmont

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14 August 2020

More information about the Pettimudi landslide in Rajmala, Kerala

The Pettimudi landslide in Kerala, India on 6 August 2020 was a c.2 km long channelised flow. It now appears that 66 people were killed.

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10 August 2020

Rajmala: a deadly landslide in Kerala, India

On Saturday 8 August 2020 a large landslide occurred at Rajmala near to Munnar, Kerala in western India, killing an estimated 71 people

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5 August 2020

Recent landslides triggered by rainfall in South Korea

In the last few days South Korea has been hit by very heavy rainfall, triggering landslides that have had a substantial impact

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3 August 2020

Yigongxiang: a valley blocking debris flow in Tibet

In the high, remote mountains of Tibet a debris flow, possibly induced by recent seismic activity, has created a valley-blocking landslide dam

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29 July 2020

The Niushou landslide in Jiangsu Province, China

A new article in the journal Landslides (Li et al. 2020) describes the Niushou landslide in Jiangsu, China, which was triggered by construction works for a hotel complex.

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27 July 2020

Liujing Village: a large, ongoing valley-blocking landslide in Chongqing, China

A large, ongoing valley-blocking landslide has developed at Liujing Village in Chongqing, China, triggered by unusually intense monsoon rainfall

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24 July 2020

The deadly start to the monsoon season in Nepal

The first few weeks of the SW monsoon in Nepal has seen large numbers of landslides. By 20 July the number of fatal landslides had already exceeded the average annual total for the last 15 years.

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22 July 2020

Qingjiang River: an unusual valley-blocking landslide in Hubei Province, China

On 20 July 2020 a 10 million cubic metre landslide occurred in the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hubei, China, blocking the Quinjiang River.

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