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27 May 2009

Landslides from Cyclone Alia in Darjeeling

One of the most admirable landslide websites that I know is the Save the Hills blog, which is the mouthpiece of a community level group trying to raise awareness of the problems of landslides in Darjeeling in NE India. I have featured this site several times before. As Cyclone Alia has closed in on the area over the last few days See below) they have been warning of the danger …

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17 April 2009

Large landslides in Peru and Kyrgyzstan, the Afghanistan earthquake plus heavy rain expected in the Wenchuan area

Each year in mid-April we move into the global “landslide season”, when the development of the Northern Hemisphere summer, and the associated weather patterns elsewhere, means that the number of landslides starts to increase dramatically. This is all too clear from the range of landslide events in the last few days, plus the threat of heavy rainfall in the earthquake affected areas of China: 1. Major landslide in PeruA range …

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