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15 June 2020

The 15 March 2019 Xiangning landslide in Shanxi Province, China

A new paper (Zhao and Zhao 2020) in the journal Natural Hazards describes the 15 March 2019 Xiangning landslide in Shanxi Province, China, which killed 20 people.

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10 June 2020

The role of earthquake and rainstorm induced landslides in shaping mountain chains

A new study published in Science Advances (Wang et al. 2020) shows that rainstorms tend to trigger landslides that sculpt the landscape at lower levels, whilst earthquake induced landslides cause erosion at higher elevations.

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28 May 2020

The July 2018 Xe Nammoy hydropower complex dam failure: a new paper

A recent paper (Latrubesse et al. 2020) suggests that the catastrophic July 2018 Xe Nammoy hydropower complex dam failure in Laos might have been caused by piping and slope failure of the dam, a mechanism that is similar to the #Edenville dam failure.

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26 May 2020

Punatsangchhu I: identifying ancient landslides in high mountain areas

A new paper published in Scientific Reports (Dini et al. 2020), and thus open access, uses InSAR to show movements of a large slope adjacent to the under construction Punatsangchhu I dam in Bhutan

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4 April 2020

Debris flows after wildfires – an example from the Milli Fire in Oregon

In a paper published in the journal Landslides, Wall et al. (2020) describe a large debris flow triggered by heavy rainfall after the Milli Fire in Oregon.

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16 March 2020

An analysis of the Piz Cengalo landslide

A new open access paper (Mergili et al. 2020), analyses the deadly 2017 Piz Cengalo rock avalanche and debris flow in Switzerland, which killed eight people

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24 February 2020

The giant Kandersteg rock avalanche in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland

The Kandersteg rock avalanche is a 1.2 cubic kilometre rockslide that occurred in Switzerland about 3,200 years ago, according to new research

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11 February 2020

A seismic analysis of the 23 July 2019 Shuicheng landslide in China

A seismic analysis of the 23 July 2019 Shuicheng landslide in China, which killed 51 people, has provided a detailed understanding of the failure process

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15 January 2020

Major landslides caused by agricultural irrigation in Peru

A new study published in Nature Geoscience (Lacroix et al. 2020) uses satellite data to show that agricultural irrigation is driving landslides on river bluffs in southern Peru

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5 November 2019

The Tagarma rock avalanche in the Pamir-western Himalayan syntaxis of the Tibetan Plateau

The 5 km long ancient, earthquake triggered (?) Tagarma rock avalanche in the Pamir-western Himalayan syntaxis of the Tibetan Plateau

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