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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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29 March 2021

Yarlung Tsangpo: another giant, high mountain landslide on 22 March 2021

Another giant, high mountain landslide occurred on 22 March 2021, this time close to the Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet. The estimated mass is around 100 million tonnes.

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25 March 2021

Wongawallan: a damaging landslide in Australia

Wongawallan: a landslide caused by the recent bout of heavy rainfall has severely damaged land around a house in Queensland, Australia

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15 January 2021

The US National Landslide Preparedness Act

The US National Landslide Preparedness Act was passed this week, requiring that the USGS develops a national strategy for landslide hazards. Meanwhile the search continues for a motorist killed in a debris flow in Oregon

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3 December 2020

High resolution satellite images of the Guinobatan lahar

High resolution satellite images, collected by Planet Labs using the SkySat constellation, showing the impact of the Guinobatan lahar in the Philippines a month ago

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16 November 2020

The Meenbog peat slide in the Republic of Ireland

The 13 November 2020 Meenbog peat slide in the Republic of Ireland, which was caught on a stunning video. Reports suggest that the landslide is associated with a wind farm under construction, owned by Amazon.

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9 November 2020

San Cristobal Verapaz: the deadly landslide in Guatemala triggered by Hurricane Eta

San Cristobal Verapaz: the deadly landslide in Guatemala triggered by Hurricane Eta that destroyed the village of Queja

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6 November 2020

Hurricane Eta: dozens killed by landslides in Central America

Hurricane Eta: news reports indicate that dozens of people have been killed by landslides in Central America, with at least 50 deaths in Guatemala alone

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14 October 2020

A double tragedy: two landslides close to the construction site of the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant in Vietnam

A double tragedy: two landslides close to the construction site of the Rao Trang 3 hydroelectric plant in Vietnam

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