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28 August 2020

Devastating debris flows in Charikar, Afghanistan

On 26 August 2020 debris flows induced by intense rainfall hit Charikar in Afghanistan, killing at least 100 people.

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26 August 2020

Slieveanorra: a large peat bog landslide in Northern Ireland?

Yesterday Storm Francis triggered a large peat bog landslide at Slieveanorra in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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25 August 2020

Initial information about the fatal landslide-induced train derailment at Carmont, Scotland

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released factual information about the fatal landslide-induced train derailment at Carmont

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14 August 2020

More information about the Pettimudi landslide in Rajmala, Kerala

The Pettimudi landslide in Kerala, India on 6 August 2020 was a c.2 km long channelised flow. It now appears that 66 people were killed.

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13 August 2020

Stonehaven: landslides on the UK railway network

Yesterday a rail accident near to Stonehaven in Scotland killed three people. There is speculation that it was caused by a landslide. This shines a light on the challenges of managing ageing earthworks on the UK rail system.

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11 August 2020

Landslides after wildfires

A new study (Rengers et al 2020) published open access in the journal Landslides examines failures in areas affected by recent wildfires in California.

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10 August 2020

Rajmala: a deadly landslide in Kerala, India

On Saturday 8 August 2020 a large landslide occurred at Rajmala near to Munnar, Kerala in western India, killing an estimated 71 people

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5 August 2020

Recent landslides triggered by rainfall in South Korea

In the last few days South Korea has been hit by very heavy rainfall, triggering landslides that have had a substantial impact

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3 August 2020

Yigongxiang: a valley blocking debris flow in Tibet

In the high, remote mountains of Tibet a debris flow, possibly induced by recent seismic activity, has created a valley-blocking landslide dam

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29 July 2020

The Niushou landslide in Jiangsu Province, China

A new article in the journal Landslides (Li et al. 2020) describes the Niushou landslide in Jiangsu, China, which was triggered by construction works for a hotel complex.

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