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10 November 2020

The Queja landslide at San Cristobal Verapaz: drone footage of the aftermath

The Queja landslide at San Cristobal Verapaz: drone footage is now available of the aftermath of the deadly landslide in Guatemala.

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25 July 2019

The site of the Pingdi landslide, in Shiucheng County, China

Planet Labs satellite images suggest that the road across the Pingdi landslide in China, which killed about 45 people this week, was widened with cut slopes in the months before the failure

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5 July 2019

The Aizawl landslide: evidence from Google Earth of slope modification

Google Earth images suggest that the Aizawl landslide this week, which killed three people, occurred on a slope that had been cut during construction

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18 April 2017

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery

Fantastic Google Earth imagery is now available of the site of the Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan, which was captured so memorably on video last year

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4 February 2016

Landslides near Muzaffarabad from the 2005 Kashmir earthquake

The 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan triggered large numbers of landslides. Google Earth imagery illustrates their dramatic impacts

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28 January 2016

Google Earth imagery of the Tbilisi landslide and flood

In June 2015 the Tbilisi landslide and flood disaster killed 19 people in Georgia. Google Earth imagery is now available of the site

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1 February 2013

Landslides and rural roads in high mountains – an example from Nepal

Landslides are a major problem along roads in high mountain areas. This is illustrated using an example from rural Nepal, in which the construction of a rural road has induced multiple landslides, threatening the local communities.

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26 May 2009

The Pareechu landslide and flood, 2005

In July 2003 a landslide occurred on the Pareechu stream at 32.322N, 78.735E, a remote tributary of the Satluj River in Tibet (see Fig. 1). The landslide was quite large, blocking the river and allowing a lake to form that eventually breached. In this post I will try to use the range of satellite imagery and reports that are now available to describe the sequence of events. Fig. 1: Google …

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