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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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12 October 2018

Bududa in Uganda: landslides kill at least 40 people

Bududa, Uganda: reports indicate that at least 40 people were killed by landslides on Thursday 11th October 2018, with some suggestions of higher losses

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10 May 2018

Karongi: 18 people killed in a major landslide in Rwanda

On 6th May a major rainfall triggered landslide struck Bucyurabuhoro, in Karongi District in western Rwanda, killing 18 people and injuring a further 12.

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13 February 2018

Diatom ooze: the weak link in submarine landslides?

A new paper in the journal Geology (Urlaub et al. 2018) proposes that the key factor that allows giant submarine landslides maybe the combination of compressible diatom ooze and a capping layer of low permeability clay

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21 August 2017

Regent landslide in Sierra Leone: the causes of the disaster

New images show that the Regent landslide in Sierra Leone was large translational slide that morphed into a channelised debris flow.

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18 August 2017

A tale of two major slides: understanding the Regent and Kotrupi / Kotropi landslides

Further details are now emerging about the Kotropi and Regent landslides, which have killed hundreds of people in India and Sierra Leone this week

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15 August 2017

Regent landslide, Sierra Leone: an uncertain picture

The Regent landslide disaster near Freetown in Sierra Leone has killed at least 400 people. At present there is uncertainty as to the events of that day

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5 June 2017

Another video of the terrifying Illgraben debris flow in Switzerland

Pierre Zufferey has posted to Youtube an even better video of the terrifying Illgraben debris flow of 29th May 2017, which I featured last week

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17 March 2017

Koshe, Ethiopia: the worst garbage dump landslide in recent years

On Saturday 11th March a landslide at the Koshe garbage dump in Addis Ababa killed at least 115 people, most of them women and children

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