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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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15 October 2015

Karachi rockfall: a human-induced tragedy?

A rockfall in Karachi on Tuesday killed 13 people including seven children. Images of the site hint that there may be a human cause of the tragedy

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8 August 2011

Pictures of the earthquake-devastated city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand

Images of the earthquake-damaged city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand

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7 April 2010

Widespread landslides in Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi in Brazil

Over the last few days the city of Rio de Janeiro, and its twin city Niteroi just across the water, have been affected by extremely intense rainfall – a reported 288 mm in 24 hours.  The upshot has been a series of flash floods and landslides that have killed over 100 people so far.  More heavy rain is expected today. O Globo has produced an interactive map of the Rio …

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