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10 February 2021
Hydroelectric power, dams and the growing list of landslide accidents in the Himalayas (and in other high mountain areas)
26 May 2020
A new paper published in Scientific Reports (Dini et al. 2020), and thus open access, uses InSAR to show movements of a large slope adjacent to the under construction Punatsangchhu I dam in Bhutan
26 February 2019
Heavy rainfall and snow over the Himalayas in recent days has triggered extensive landslides, with many roads being blocked.
31 July 2017
Saldim Peak in Nepal: new analyses suggest that the 20th April 2017 glacial flood that was actually caused by a giant rockslide
16 May 2016
New videos for Monday morning: an earth mover get caught in a landslide and a debris flow from the Himalayas
Two new videos have appeared on Youtube, one showing an earthmover destroyed by a landslide and the other a Himalayan debris flow
21 August 2015
On 18th August a boulder smashed into the Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara in Himachal Pradesh, India, killing 7 people. There is amazing CCTV footage of the event.
4 March 2015
Reports emerged yesterday of two new valley-blocking landslides in the high mountains of South Asia, one in Humla, Nepal and one in Chitral, Pakistan
19 February 2015
A video on Youtube shows a road collapse event that destroyed a truck at Paglajhora in Darjeeling. The landslide was a part of a much larger and very active slope failure that seems to have been initiated and exacerbated by poor slope management practices
20 January 2015
New images have emerged of the landslide that has blocked the Zanskar River in northern India
28 April 2014
On Friday a landslide at the Upper Madi HEP project site in Nepal trapped workers in a tunnel. Most were rescued but three lost their lives. Undortunately this is just the latest in a series of landslides associated with hydroelectric schemes in the Himalayas.