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18 January 2022

Arhavi, Turkey: the appalling landslide impacts of new roads

Arhavi, Turkey: a new paper in the Journal Natural Hazards (TanyaƟ et al. 2022) shows that landslide impacts of new roads can be comparable to that of a medium sized earthquake

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25 January 2021

Increasing occurrence of large glacier-related landslides in high mountain areas

Large glacier-related landslides in high mountain areas are increasing with time, according to a new study (Liu et al. 2021)

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15 April 2020

Kegesuglo: a deadly landslide in Papua New Guinea on Friday 10 April 2020

On Friday 10 April 2020 a large channelised landslide killed 10 people at Kegesuglo in Kundiawa-Gembog district in Papua New Guinea.

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21 January 2017

Xekaman 3 hydroelectric plant in Laos: a very major landslide in December

On 16th December 2016, a major landslide destroyed the penstock and associated infrastructure at the Xekaman 3 hydroelectric power plant site in Laos

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18 February 2016

An update on the Yaglidere Landslide, including another video

I have come across another video of the Yaglidere landslide in Turkey. Caner Zanbak has also provided very useful information about this landslide.

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12 December 2015

Two interesting landslide videos from Congjiang, China and Manali, India

Two dramatic landslides appeared on Youtube this week, a huge rockfall from Manali in India and a landslide destroying houses in Congjiang, China

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16 September 2013

Fatal landslides in Asia – an updated map

The distribution of fatal landslides in Asia is very uneven. This is an updated map based upon my landslide database

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7 November 2012

The National Slope Masterplan in Malaysia

A couple of years ago the Slope Engineering Department in Malaysia produced a National Slope Masterplan, which is now available online.

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24 January 2011

Trends in landslide impacts in Asia

There is a great deal of discussion in the landslide community as to whether trends in landslide occurrence are upwards. Data from the Interb=national Landslide Centre database for the last seven years are used to show that the number of landslides that kill people in Asia appears to be increasing, whilst the number of people killled shows a far less clear trend, but may be dominated by the effects of El Nino events.

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