First, an apology in advance. I am just en route to Chengdu in China, where I will stay until Saturday. Whilst this provides an opportunity to return to Beichuan, which will be very interesting in the context of the rainfall-induced landslides this summer, it presents some other challenges. The most serious of these is that Blogger is blocked by the Great Firewall of China, so I will not be able …
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Thanks to David Bressan of the Cryology and Co blog for help in identifying the location of the landslide in Italy today that derailed a train, killing at least nine passengers. The location is (48.632N, 10.882E) is shown on this Google Earth image: The landslide was small – only 400 cubic metres – but it doesn’t take much to derail a train if it happens at the wrong time and …
The landslide misery in China continues, despite the strange lack of typhoons to date this summer. The latest incident occurred in Liuzhou City of Guangxi Province when a train struck a landslide and derailed. According to Xinhua four people were killed and 50 others were injured, at least ten of whom were seriously hurt. Xinhua has published a photograph of the aftermath of the incident: Thus it appears that the …
On Wednesday 13 July 2022 a major landslide occurred at San Antonio de Prado in Medellin, Colombia, killing at least two people
On 10 June 2021 an extreme rainstorm triggered over 100 landslides, including a set of devastating debris flows, in the Wuxie scenic area in Zhejiang Province in China.
A paper just published in Landslides (Feng et al 2021) describes 327 landslides triggered by intense rainfall in June 2019 around Mibie village, Guangdong Province in China.
Damaging landslides have occurred as a result of heavy rainfall in Assam state in the northeast of India over the weekend.
UNITAR has published an initial satellite image analysis of the landslides caused by Tropical Storm Megi in Leyte in the Philippines.
An earthquake on 25 February 2022 triggered multiple landslides on the flanks of Mount Talakmau in west Sumatra, Indonesia.
Planet has captured high resolution satellite images of the multiple urban landslides in the Alto da Serra area of Petrópolis, Brazil.