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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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20 March 2019

Cyclone Idai: evidence of the impact of landslides and debris flows

Cyclone Idai: evidence of the impact of landslides and debris flows As the true magnitude of the likely costs of Cyclone Idai across southern Africa becomes clear, some images are emerging that indicate that in some areas landslides may have been a significant part of the problem, in Zimbabwe at least.  This is directly indicated in a few news reports – for example, it has been widely noted that two …

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18 March 2019

Zaoling, Shanxi: a deadly loess landslide on Friday

On 15th March 2019 a loess landslide occurred at Zaoling in Shanxi Province, China killing an estimated 20 people and leaving 16 more injured

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12 March 2019

Chengchao iron ore mine: severe subsidence induced by mining in China

An article in Engineering Geology (Xia et al. 2019) examines dramatic subsidence features induced by the Chengchao iron ore mine in China

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25 February 2019

The Baige landslide, Tibet: analysing seismic data to determine mass movement behaviour

The valley-blocking Baige landslide, Tibet in October 2018: an interesting analysis of seismic data to determine rockslide behaviour

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22 February 2019

Longjing village: successful prediction of a significant rockslide

On 17 February 2019 a >1 million cubic metre rockslide occurred at Longjin village in Guizhou Province. The failure was predicted using a monitoring system

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8 February 2019

Submarine landslides can creep too – my latest paper

Submarine landslides can creep too: we have just published a paper (Carey et al. 2019) in the journal Geomorphology exploring the mechanisms of movement of the Tuaheni landslide offshore from New Zealand

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1 February 2019

First thoughts on the Brumadinho dam collapse video

My initial thoughts on the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse video, which has emerged today. The video shows a catastrophic rotational landslide and flow

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Brumadinho disaster: the extent of the environmental impact

The human and environmental costs of the Brumadinho disaster in Brazil are becoming increasingly clear, whilst speculation continues as to the causes of the collapse of the tailings dam

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23 January 2019

Bureya Reservoir: blasting has started to clear the landslide dam

The website Rivers Without Boundaries is reporting that works have now started to clear the landslide dam at Bureya Reservoir in Russia

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