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28 November 2019

West Pokot: a landslide disaster in Kenya

Extremely heavy rainfall affected West Pokot in Kenya on 23 and 24 November 2019, triggering extensive landslides that have caused at least 50 fatalities

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14 November 2019

Lokeberg: an interesting quick clay slide triggered by piling in Western Sweden

On 13 November 2019 a landslide affected a coastal area at Lokeburg in western Sweden. It appears that this was a quick clay landslide triggered by piling for a new beach house.

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21 October 2019

Shchetinkino: a major dam collapse at a gold mine in Siberia

On Saturday 19 October 2019 a dam collapsed at a gold mine near to Shchetinkino in Siberia, killing 20 people and leaving many more injured

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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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