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2 February 2023
The 15 December 1952 Niiortuut landslide-tsunami in central West Greenland
A paper in Science of the Total Environment (Svennevig et al. 2023) describes the 15 December 1952 Niiortuut landslide in Greenland. It concludes that this was one of the earliest anthropogenic warming-induced landslides identified to date.
26 January 2023
The 19 July 2019 Yahuokou landslide in Gansu Province, China
On 19 July 2019, the large (3.92M cubic metre) Yahuokou landslide started to develop at Dongshan Town, Zhouqu County, Gansu Province, China
25 January 2023
The 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan Province
In a paper published in the journal Landslides, Yan et al. (2023) discuss the 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan, China, which killed three people and destroyed two villages. The losses were caused by an unusual secondary failure of ancient deposits in the channel bed.
23 December 2022
Losses from debris flows in Brazil
An open access paper in the journal Landslides (Cabral et al. 2022) analyses debris flows in Brazil over the last century, finding that 45 events have killed 5,771 people and generated US$5,5 billion in economic losses.
2 November 2022
The role of atmospheric pressure in landslide triggering
A new paper in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (Pelascini et al. 2022) suggests that atmospheric pressure changes may play a role in landslide triggering during typhoons
29 September 2022
The causes of the 3 January 2022 landslide at Bijie City in Guizhou Province, China
A new paper in the journal Landslides (Tao et al. 2022) describes the very interesting causes of the 3 January 2022 landslide at a construction site at Bijie City in Guizhou Province, China, which killed 14 people.
3 August 2022
The 2 December 2020 Beach Road Landslide in Haines, Alaska
A new open access paper (Darrow et al. 2022) describes the 2 December 2020 Beach Road landslide in Haines, Alaska, which killed two people.
6 June 2022
The 10 June 2021 debris flows at Wuxie in Zhejiang, China
On 10 June 2021 an extreme rainstorm triggered over 100 landslides, including a set of devastating debris flows, in the Wuxie scenic area in Zhejiang Province in China.
1 June 2022
Multiple landslides at Mibei village in Guangdong during heavy rainfall in 2019
A paper just published in Landslides (Feng et al 2021) describes 327 landslides triggered by intense rainfall in June 2019 around Mibie village, Guangdong Province in China.
20 May 2022
The Mount Popa debris avalanche
About 8,000 years ago a massive landslide occurred on the flank of Mount Popa in Myanmar. The landslide, which had a volume of about 1.3 cubic kilometres, travelled about 11 km from the crater of the volcano.