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2 December 2012

Typhoon Bopha – a very real landslide threat for the Philippines

Typhoon Bopha is likely to track across the Philippines in the next three days. There is a very real danger of multiple landslides from this storm.

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13 March 2012

Characterizing landslides with real-time seismic signals

A review of new research from Taiwan on the detection of large landslides using seismic data. Another step forward in this important research area.

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24 December 2011

The Philippine Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong) disaster may have been due to the collapse of landslide dams?

News reports are suggesting that the last weeks Tropical Storm disaster in the Philippines was due to the collapse of landslide dams.

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19 December 2011

Impacts of Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines

A summary of the impacts of Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong) in the Philippines this weekend.

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30 September 2011

Typhoon Nalgae: High landslide potential in the Philippines over the next 24 Hours

A brief report on typhoon Nalgae, which is likely to make landfall in the Philippines in the next 24 hours.

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21 September 2011

The earthquake in the Himalayas, Typhoon Roke, and landslides in Guatemala and Rwanda

Updates on the earthquake in the Himalayas, the overtopping of landslide dams in Japan resulting from typhoon Roke, and landslides in Rwanda and Guatemala.

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16 September 2011

Catching up part 1: The landslide at Pingtung in Taiwan

Further information about the Pingtung landslide in Taiwan in late August

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5 September 2011

Without doubt the most amazing landslide of the year so far – Pingtung County, Taiwan

First information about the Laufoshan Landslide in Taiwan, which occurred on 29th-31st August during typhoon Nanmadol. It has a reported runout distance of 12 km!

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4 September 2011

Landslides and floods from Typhoon Talas in Japan

Typhoon Talas has caused widespread damage and disruption in southern Japan over the last 24 hours. At least 20 people have been killed, and 50 more are reported to be missing.

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1 September 2011

Reflections on Hurricane Irene – it’s as much to do with water as wind

A review of the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, enphasising the importance of understanding the impact of the rainfall as well as the wind associated with tropical cyclones

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