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8 August 2019

The South Tahoma Glacier/Tahoma Creek Outburst Flood & Debris Flow on 5th August 2019

Mount Rainer debris flow:- On Monday 5th August 2019, an outburst flood and debris flow occurred in four major pulses at Mount Rainier National Park.

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19 July 2019

Chamoson: a dramatic debris flow video from last year in Switzerland

Today I stumbled across a dramatic debris flow video, shot in Grugnay in Chamoson, Switzerland in August 2018, which illustrates the mobility of such events

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21 June 2019

Debris Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling and Assessment

Debris Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling and Assessment:- the proceedings of the recent international conference are available online

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20 June 2019

Arakli: devastating debris flows in Trabzon province in Turkey yesterday

Intense rainfall yesterday (19 June 2019) in Turkey triggered a series of devastating debris flows in Arakli, close to the Black Sea coast, killing up to 14 people.

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18 April 2019

A dramatic debris flow video

A new video posted to Youtube shows a debris flow cascading over a cliff above a mountain road, with a trapped 4×4. The location and timing are unclear.

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29 March 2019

The Mocoa Debris Flow: an analysis of the causes and effects

A detailed analysis has been published in the journal Landslides of the 2017 Mocoa Debris Flow in Colombia, which killed 409 people.

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26 March 2019

NASA Earth Observatory imagery of the Chimanimani landslides in Zimbabwe

Yesterday NASA posted imagery of the Chimanimani landslides in Zimbabwe, triggered by Cyclone Idai. The images show multiple channelised debris flows.

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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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19 March 2019

Sentani, Indonesia: at least 89 killed in rainfall induced debris flows

On Saturday, heavy rainfall in the Sentani area of Papua, Indonesia triggered landslides and debris flows that are known to have killed at least 89 people

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26 February 2019

Two interesting new landslide videos from the Himalayas

Heavy rainfall and snow over the Himalayas in recent days has triggered extensive landslides, with many roads being blocked.

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