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21 January 2020

The 23 July 2019 Shuicheng County landslide: a first scientific report

On 23 July 2019 a large landslide occurred at Pingdi village in Shuicheng County, in Guizhou Province, China. A first scientific account of this landslide (Li et al. 2020) has been published in the journal Landslides

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7 October 2019

A successful landslide forecast from Heifangtai, Gansu

On 5 October 2019, a 20,000 cubic metre landslide on the Heifangtei terrace in Gansu, China was successfully forecast based upon the monitoring of movement. 

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17 September 2019

Landslides and air blasts

A new analysis of the air blast generated by the 2008 Wenjia rock avalanche suggests that it generated the windspeeds of a Force 12 hurricane, and that the impacts extended far beyond the margins of the landslide

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22 August 2019

Reports of multiple fatal landslides in the Wenchuan area of China

Various news agencies in China are reporting multiple landslides triggered by extreme rainfall in the Wenchuan area, and adjacent regions, of China. Reports suggest 44 people have been killed or are missing.

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20 August 2019

A high resolution Planet Labs image of the Pingdi landslide in China

A Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the 23rd July 2019 Pingdi landslide in Liupanshui, Guizhou, China, which killed 51 people

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25 July 2019

The site of the Pingdi landslide, in Shiucheng County, China

Planet Labs satellite images suggest that the road across the Pingdi landslide in China, which killed about 45 people this week, was widened with cut slopes in the months before the failure

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24 July 2019

Shuicheng County: a very large, fatal landslide in Guizhou Province, China

A large landslide occurred in Shuicheng County, in Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province in China on Tuesday 22nd July 2019, killing up to 45 people

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28 June 2019

The chains of geologic hazards arising from earthquakes

In a simply wonderful paper just published in Reviews of Geophysics, which is open access, Fan et al. (2019) review the literature on chains of geologic hazards arising from large earthquakes, with a focus on the Ch-Chi and Wenchuan events. 

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17 June 2019

Longyan City: a dramatic landslide in deeply weathered soil

On 13th June 2019 a strong rainstorm struck Longyan City in Fujian province, southern China, triggering a major landslide that was captured on CCTV.

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12 June 2019

The 2017 Nayong rock avalanche: an analysis using drone and seismic data

An analysis by Zhu et al (2019) of the dynamics of the 2017 Nayong rock avalanche in China, using a combination of seismic data and drone imagery

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