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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In a new paper in the journal Engineering Geology, Qi et al. (2017) describe spectacular loess landslides from the Heifangtai terrace in China
Using Google Earth it is possible to track down the location of the Kyrgyzstan loess landslide. This is an area with many similar landslides, some of which have also displayed high levels of mobility.
An astonishing video has appeared on Youtube showing a video in, I assume, loess in Kyrgyzstan a few days ago. The landslide killed a teenage boy.
Images are emerging of the Badakhshan landslide in Afghanistan yesterday,which has killed over 350 people. It seems likely that this is a landslide in loess
Xinhua has now published two images of yesterday’s loess landslide in Shanxi, which killed 23 people, including eight young children, in Zhangjiaju Village, in Zhangzishan Township of Zhongyang County:The reports are that this was a “loess avalanche” with a surface area of about 20,000 cubic metres. An investigation into the cause is ongoing.
See update here The Chinese language version of the Xinhua website is reporting that a landslide occurred this morning in Zhangzishan Township, Zhongyang County, Luliang in Shanxi province, burying five houses. Reports suggest that about 25 people were buried – of these two have been rescued alive whilst 12 bodies have been recovered so far. Xinhua has images of the scene: You may well have noticed the slightly odd aspect …
A new paper (Xu et al. 2020) provides a greatly improved estimate of landslide fatalities from the The 1920 Haiyuan earthquake in China. They conclude that about 32,500 people were killed by landslides.
On 20 July 2020 a 10 million cubic metre landslide occurred in the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hubei, China, blocking the Quinjiang River.
A new paper (Zhao and Zhao 2020) in the journal Natural Hazards describes the 15 March 2019 Xiangning landslide in Shanxi Province, China, which killed 20 people.