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17 October 2016

The Aberfan Disaster: a simple guide to what happened

A simple guide to what happened on the day of the Aberfan disaster, which killed 144 people, most of them children, 50 years ago this week

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7 October 2016

Landslides in Art Part 28: Cantata Memoria – in memory of the Aberfan Disaster

Cantata Memoria is a musical composition by Karl Jenkins, released today, in memory of the October 1966 Aberfan landslide disaster in South Wales,

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8 June 2016

Copiah County: a fatal landslide accident in a gravel quarry

On Friday a landslide occurred in Copiah County in Mississippi, killing two workers. Recovery operations are proving to be difficult.

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2 May 2016

The location of the Kyrgyzstan loess landslide, as caught on that amazing video

Using Google Earth it is possible to track down the location of the Kyrgyzstan loess landslide. This is an area with many similar landslides, some of which have also displayed high levels of mobility.

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19 April 2016

Drone footage of the Kumamoto earthquake landslides

Drone footage and high quality images are now becoming available of the Kumamoto Earthquake landslides in Japan. In some cases the landslides appear to be remarkable.

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22 December 2015

The Shenzhen, Guangdong landslide: a massive flowslide in construction waste

It is now clear that the Guangdong landslide was a flowslide from a huge pile of construction waste in a quarry about the industrial park.

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24 November 2015

The Burma jade mine landslide disaster

The Burma jade mine landslide disaster on Friday was a massive flowslide that is now known to have killed over 110 people. The final toll may be about 200 people, most of them poor miners living in an unofficial settlement.

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18 September 2013

Historic earthquake-triggered landslides in Canada

A new paper, Brooks (2013), has investigated a huge quick clay landslide in Canada. It concludes that it formed about 1100 years ago in response to an earthquake

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26 July 2013

Spectacular landslides from the Gansu earthquake this week

Images have emerged of spectacular flowslides triggered by the Gansu earthquake this week, whilst 13 people have been killed bost post-seismic landslides today

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2 March 2012

The cause of the Oak Creek landslide in Wisconsin

The outcome of an investigation into the We Energies landslide at Oak Creek is now available. The report indicates that seepage from an unlined pond may have been a significant contributing factor.

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