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26 May 2020
A new paper published in Scientific Reports (Dini et al. 2020), and thus open access, uses InSAR to show movements of a large slope adjacent to the under construction Punatsangchhu I dam in Bhutan
30 November 2016
Earthquake induced landslides in the Himalayan mountains – new evidence for earthquake potential in Bhutan
A recently-published paper suggests that the Himalayan country of Bhutan suffered a major (approx M=8.0) earthquake in 1714, emphasing the potential for a future event that would probably lead to extensive landsliding.
14 August 2015
Today the Mangdechu Hydroelectric power in Bhutan was hit by a major landslide, killing 5 workers. This is the latest in a string of fatal landslides at HEP sites in Asia.
11 June 2013
The Himalayan Landslide Society and the 11th International Symposium on Mitigation of Geo-Disasters in Asia
The newly formed Himalayan Landslide Society is organising a meeting on the mitigation of geo-disasters in Asia in October this year
27 July 2012
A review of the 2012 monsoon season to date for South Asia. Monsoon rainfall is very weak, leading to an unusually low number of landslides so far.
20 September 2011
Update on the earthquake in the Himalayas, plus typhoon Roke, an earthquake in Guatemala and landslides in China and Italy
Latest information on the earthquake in the Himalayas, plus an earthquake in Guatemala and landslides in China and Italy
19 September 2011
An update on reported losses from the earthquake in the Himalayas yesterday. Landslides are clearly a major problem, and further heavy rainfall is forecast.
18 September 2011
At 12:40 UT (18:40 local time) today an earthquake struck Sikkim in northern India, producing significant shaking in Nepal, India and, probably Bhutan. According to the USGS information page for the event, this is a magnitude 6.9 event at a depth of about 20 km, though note that this will probably change slightly as better data become available. The epicentre is located as shown on the map below: Although this …