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5 August 2021

Understanding the recent monsoon landslides in Maharashtra, India

Understanding the recent monsoon landslides in Maharashtra, India, which killed at least 100 people in July 2021.

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21 July 2021

The extraordinary, almost unbelievable, rainfall in Henan Province yesterday

The extraordinary, almost unbelievable, rainfall in Henan Province, China yesterday, in which over 200 mm fell in a one hour period.

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16 July 2021

Inden: a river changing course, eroding an old channel and flooding an open cast mine

Inden: a river rediscovering a previous course and flooding an open cast coal mine The floods in Germany, Belgium and Netherlands this week have been truly catastrophic.  The same storm system also caused flash flooding in London.  It is likely that the this event will have triggered landslides, but we will need to wait to get more information when the priority is rescue and recovery.  There are suggestions that an …

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6 July 2021

The source zone of the Atami landslide

News reports and archive Google Earth imagery indicate that the Atami landslide might have occurred on manmade slope

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5 July 2021

The Atami mudslides in Japan

The Atami mudslides in Japan Over the weekend there was considerable attention paid to the remarkable videos of the mudflows in Atami, Japan.  This one in particular gained traction:- . But there are several others, which are helpfully combined into a compilation here: . I particularly draw your attention to the excerpt that begins at 8 minutes 16 seconds into the second video (the same sequence appears in the first …

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1 June 2021

Corinth Canal: a video of the rockfall that has left it closed since January

Corinth Canal: a video of the rockfall that has left it closed since January According to Wikipedia, the Conrinth Canal, “connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland“. Built in 1893, it was for a while an important trading route within Greece.  However, it is a very narrow cut through bedrock – it is 6.4 km long …

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14 May 2021

The LARAM 2021 school

Applications are open for LARAM (“LAndslide Risk Assessment & Mitigation”) 2021. LARAM is a fantastic two week training programme for early career researchers run by the University of Salerno. 

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29 April 2021

The mining-induced Jianshanying Landslide in Guizhou Province China

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Chen et al. 2021) highlights the enormous and very rapidly evolving Jianshanying Landslide in Guizhou Province China, triggered by coal mining.

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27 April 2021

Great Whale River: a very large, low-angled landslide in Canada on 22 April 2021

On 22 April 2021 a very large landslide occurred on the Great Whale River in Quebec, Canada. Images suggest that this landslide, which is about 4 km long, was a quick clay slide.

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15 April 2021

Changing rainfall patterns in the Indian monsoon with future warming

A new paper in the journal Earth System Dynamics suggests that future warming will drive an increase in rainfall in the Indian monsoon. This is likely to increase landslide impacts in the most seriously affected landslide region.

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