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20 January 2011

A review of the Brazil landslides – Nova Friburgo

The lack of posts on this blog will not have passed unnoticed I am sure, and I can only apologise.  Unfortunately, my day job is insanely busy at the moment, and I have no time for research, let alone blog posts.  This will ease within a fortnight, if not before, so please be assured that the blog is not on the way to oblivion. During my unfortunate lull in posts …

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31 August 2010

Catching up – recent landslide events

The next few posts will be an attempt to catch up on the things that I missed whilst on vacation in Switzerland last week.  Thanks to the many people who have tipped me off about landslide events.  I will cover Pakistan in another post.1. A large flow in AustriaThanks to Martin Springer for highlighting this one.  On Saturday 21st August a severe storm triggered a 100,000 cubic metre flow in …

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27 July 2010

The Sichuan landslide – location information

Thanks to Mauri McSaveney for doing the detective work to track down the location of this slide.  The village in question is located at 29.320 N, 102.726E (put the following into Google Maps: 29.319631, 102.725816).  This is the pre-landslide perspective image from Google Earth: Meanhile Xinhua has a new set of images, of which these two are the best: The community on the right of the second image was very …

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Updated: An astonishing landslide this morning in China

Updated: two new images of the site at the end of the post An extraordinary landslide occurred this morning in Hanyuan County, Sichuan Province, leaving 21 people missing and 58 houses damaged or destroyed.  English People’s Daily and Xinhua have some images of the landslide: The slide, which occurred at 5 am this morning, is estimated to have had a volume of 100,000 cubic metres (although I suspect that it …

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30 March 2010

Is a lavafall a landslide?

The Mountain Cat Geology blog has an astonishing image of a lavafall in Iceland following the recent eruption (click on the image for a better view in a new window): I wonder whether this is technically a landslide, given that it is a mass movement consisting entirely of rock?

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24 February 2010

Overview photo of the Bandung landslide

The Jakarta Post has an overview image of the Bandung landslide:

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Massive landslide in West Java, Indonesia

A large landslide occurred yesterday in the Dewata tea plantation area in Pasir Jambu, Southern Bandung in West Java, Indonesia, burying the accommodation for temporary plantation workers. It is estimated that 70 people were buried by the slide. This image, from AP, appears to show the head of the landslide, which looks to be a large but comparatively shallow flow type failure in regolith: The toe of the slide, including …

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7 October 2009

More images of the earthquake-triggered landslides in Sumatra

I thought it would be useful to provide a compilation of images of the landslides triggered by the Sumatra earthquake. ReliefWeb is reporting that over 1000 landslides were triggered: “Landslides have hindered relief efforts in some areas. The West Sumatra Satkorlak reported at least 1,000 landslide spots in Gunung Tigo highlands, located between Padang Pariaman and Agam districts. Six helicopters carrying food and medical supplies were dispatched to the highlands …

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