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6 September 2018

Landslides triggered by the 6th September 2018 Hokkaido earthquake

More details are emerging about the landslides triggered by 6th September 2018 Hokkaido earthquake. The high landslide density may reflect recent rainfall.

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26 July 2018

Detail on the Fagraskógarfjall landslide from the Icelandic Met Office

Two articles on Icelandic Met Office website provide detail on the Fagraskógarfjall landslide. The slide, which was detected by the seismic network, had a source volume of about 7 million cubic metres and showed quite a high level of mobility

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24 July 2018

Fagraskogarfjall landslide – a high resolution satellite image via Planet Labs

Planet Labs have captured a high resolution SkySat image of the Fagraskogarfjall landslide in Iceland. It shows the complex hummocky topography of the landslide deposit.

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23 July 2018

Leach XPress: a landslide caused a pipeline explosion on 7th June 2018

A huge explosion on the Leech Xpress pipeline in West Virginia on 7th June 2018 was caused by land subsidence, which appears to be a technical term for a landslide, where the pipeline was crossing a steep ridge

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20 July 2018

Losses from landslides in China – a new study

In a new paper in the journal Landslides, Lin and Wong (2018) analyse losses from landslides in China from 1950 to 2016. They show that, excluding earthquake triggered events, 28,139 people died in 1233 fatal landslide events.

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19 July 2018

Ishkoman, Pakistan: a valley blocking glacial debris flow this week (updated with satellite imagery)

Various reports suggest that there was a major glacial debris flow in the Ishkoman Valley in the Gilgit region of northern Pakistan on Tuesday. This appears to have left the river blocked and a lake has developed

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18 July 2018

Hidroituango: an update

Problems continue at the Hidroituango dam site in Colombia. Last week a significant seismic event was recorded in the power house cavern, which is thought to have been generated by a further rockfall in the underground excavation.

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17 July 2018

Nanyu Township: a very large landslide in Gansu Province on Thursday 12th July 2018

On 12th July 2018 a 5 million cubic metre landslide occurred at Nanyu township in Gansu Province, China, partially blocking the large Bailong River.

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16 July 2018

High resolution satellite imagery of the Japan landslide disaster

Planet Labs have been able to collect 0.8 m resolution SkySat imagery of the aftermath of the Japan landslide disaster in the Kure area, near Hiroshima

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15 July 2018

Panjshir province, Afghanistan: using Planet Labs imagery to interpret the deadly debris flow

On 12th July 2018 a massive debris flow struck the village of Pashgor in Panjshir province, Afghanistan, killing at least ten people. Planet Labs imagery shows that this was triggered by the collapse of an ephemeral lake about 15 km upstream

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