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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.

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7 April 2022

The long term history of fatal landslides in Colombia

In a paper just published in the journal Landslides (Garcia-Delgado, Petley et al. 2022), we have examined the history of fatal landslides in Colombia. The results are quite surprising.

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18 January 2022

Arhavi, Turkey: the appalling landslide impacts of new roads

Arhavi, Turkey: a new paper in the Journal Natural Hazards (TanyaƟ et al. 2022) shows that landslide impacts of new roads can be comparable to that of a medium sized earthquake

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2 November 2021

The Tonghua landslide in Sichuan Province, China

According to a new paper in the journal Landslides (Cheng, Yang and Du 2021), the 220,000 cubic metre 2017 Tonghua landslide in Sichuan Province, China was triggered by nearby blasting during tunnel construction.

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15 October 2021

Indications of landslides on Google Street View

The El Arrecife Landslide in Spain provides an excellent example of the way in which Google Street View can be used to help understand the movement of landslides that affect roads.

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18 May 2021

The Kara-Bogaz-Gol megaslide: the world’s largest active landslide?

A new paper in the journal Scientific Reports (Aslan et al. 2021) describes the actively moving Kara-Bogaz-Gol megaslide in Kazakhstan. At 10 cubic kilometres this is the largest active landslide described to date.

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23 April 2021

The 13 October 2020 landslide in Phong Dien, Vietnam, triggered by an extraordinary rainfall event

The 13 October 2020, deadly landslide in Phong Dien, Vietnam, which was triggered by an extraordinary rainfall event

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8 April 2021

InSAR as a wide area landslide detection tool

Shuicheng County in Guizhou Province in China: InSAR as a wide area landslide detection tool

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10 March 2021

The evolution of landslides after the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake

A new open access paper in the journal Progress in Disaster Science (Rosser et al. 2021) demonstrates that the number of landslides in W. and C. Nepal has increased since the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.

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26 February 2021

Badong, China: population relocation due to landslides associated with the Three Gorges Dam

Badong, China: multiple episodes of population relocation due to landslides associated with the Three Gorges Dam

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