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15 October 2019

2020 International Summer School on Rockslides and Related Phenomena in the Kokomeren River Valley (Kyrgyzstan)

The 2020 International Summer School on Rockslides and Related Phenomena in the Kokomeren River Valley (Kyrgyzstan) (ICL Kokomeren Summer School)

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9 October 2019

Whanganui: a large landslide on State Highway 4 in New Zealand

Late last week a large landslide developed on State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi in Ruapehu district of New Zealand

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7 October 2019

A successful landslide forecast from Heifangtai, Gansu

On 5 October 2019, a 20,000 cubic metre landslide on the Heifangtei terrace in Gansu, China was successfully forecast based upon the monitoring of movement. 

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24 September 2019

A new analysis of the deadly Anak Krakatau flank collapse

A paper (Williams et al. 2019) published in the journal Geology provides an analysis of the deadly 2018 Anak Krakatau flank collapse. Interestingly, the landslide was surprisingly small to have generated such a large tsunami.

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19 September 2019

Mine waste landslides at the Kumtor Goldmine in Kyrgyzstan

The high elevation Kumtor Goldmine in Kyrgyzstan is subject to unsual, very large, slowish moving landslides consisting of mine waste and glacial ice

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4 September 2019

A global database of giant landslides on volcanic islands

A global database of giant landslides on volcanic islands In a paper just published in the journal Landslides, Blahůt et al. (2019) describe the compilation of a new global database of giant landslides on volcanic islands.  This database is hosted on the website of the Institute of Rock Structure & Mechanics. The authors note that “the records can be downloaded as a spreadsheet or as a kml file for interrogation …

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20 June 2019

Arakli: devastating debris flows in Trabzon province in Turkey yesterday

Intense rainfall yesterday (19 June 2019) in Turkey triggered a series of devastating debris flows in Arakli, close to the Black Sea coast, killing up to 14 people.

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29 May 2019

The Baiyun–Liwan submarine slide: an ancient giant landslide in the South China Sea

In a new paper, Zhu et al. (2019) report the discovery of the giant Baiyun–Liwan submarine slide, which covers an area of c.40,000 sq km in the South China Sea

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16 May 2019

A major, fatal retaining wall failure from Basaksehir in Istanbul, Turkey

On Tuesday 16th May 2019 a large retaining wall failed in the Basaksehir district of Istanbul in Turkey, killing a passing motorist.

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21 March 2019

Planet Labs imagery of landslides in Chimanimani National Park, Zimbabwe, triggered by Cyclone Idai

Yesterday Planet Labs captured high resolution satellite imagery of some of the landslides triggered by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani National Park, Zimbabwe

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