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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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20 January 2020

Brumadinho: the Expert Panel report on the failure of the Feijão tailings dam

Last month the official Expert Panel released its report on the Feijao tailings dam disaster at Brumadinho in Brazil, which killed over 300 people.

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16 January 2020

Oktibbeha: another landslide induced threat to an earthen dam

In Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, a significant slope failure is threatening the stability of an earthen dam, with further rainfall forecast

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15 January 2020

Major landslides caused by agricultural irrigation in Peru

A new study published in Nature Geoscience (Lacroix et al. 2020) uses satellite data to show that agricultural irrigation is driving landslides on river bluffs in southern Peru

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14 January 2020

The Hope Slide in Canada: new images released by BC Highways

Last week, BC Highways released an archive of images taken in the immediate aftermath of the 48 million cubic metre 1965 Hope Slide in British Columbia, Canada

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9 January 2020

An international workshop on “Assessment and Mitigation of landslides in the Himalaya”

The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology in Dehradun, India is planning to host an international workshop on “Assessment and Mitigation of landslides in the Himalaya” on 13 and 14 March 2020.

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8 January 2020

Bududa, Uganda: Planet Labs images of the landslides in December that killed more than 50 people

Planet Labs have captured a good set of satellite images showing the 3 December 2019 Bududa landslides in Uganda, which killed about 50 people

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7 January 2020

Trimingham: a large landslide in complex glacial deposits

On 6 January 2020 a large coastal landslide occurred at Trimingham in north Norfolk, eastern England. This is an area of complex glaciotectonic deposits that control the style of landsliding.

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6 January 2020

A detailed analysis of the Joffre Peak landslides in Canada

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Friele et al. (2020) provides a first detailed analysis of the May 2019 Joffre Peak landslides in Canada

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19 December 2019

Landslides in Art Part 31: Leonardo da Vinci

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Margottini 2019) suggests that Leonardo da Vinci depicted at least two landslides in his wonderful drawings

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