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10 December 2021

The 11th Lumb Lecture at HKU: Bridging the Gap between Theoretical and Actual Slope Performance by H.N. Wong

Last Friday Professor H.N. Wong delivered the 11th Lumb Lecture at Hong Kong University, entitled “Bridging the Gap between Theoretical and Actual Slope Performance”.

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28 February 2019

Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides – The Proceedings of the Second JTC-1 Workshop

The organisers of the Second JTC-1 Workshop on Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides have placed the proceedings of the meeting online

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16 March 2018

Forthcoming workshop:- Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides

The second JTC-1 workshop will be held from 3rd to 5th December 2018 in Hong Kong. The topic will be: Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides

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24 May 2013

A round-up of recent landslide incidents, including two American children tragically killed by a mudslide whilst collecting fossils

News of landslides from the USA, Canada and Hong Kong, and about the role of landslides in the Day of Judgement

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3 April 2012

Powerpoint file of my talk to the Hong Kong Royal Geographical Society tonight

Tonight I am giving a talk to the Hong Kong RGS. This is the powerpoint file – you should be able to download it from authorstream

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26 March 2012

Update on my talk on “The Hazards of Geography: Earthquakes, Floods and Landslides” in Hong Kong on 3rd April

Details about my forthcoming talk to the Hong Kong Royal Geographical Society on 3rd April 2012

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22 March 2012

A public lecture in Hong Kong

I will be giving a public lecture entitled “The Hazards of Geography: Earthquakes, Floods and Landslides” on 3rd April

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17 August 2011

Hong Kong Slope Safety – two videos reconstructing the 1972 and 1976 landslides

Two videos from the Hong Kong GEO reconstructing the 1972 and 1976 landslides.

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19 October 2010

Typhoon Megi and the Philippines

In the last 24 hours Typhoon Megi has tracked from east to west across northern Luzon in the Philippines (map from here): At the time of landfall this was a true super typhoon.  Even in its current weakened state it is generating gusts of up to 195 kph. Inevitably, it has brought very heavy rainfall to the north of the Philippines, although to date there is no news of any …

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24 January 2010

New, remarkable animation video of the Po Shan Road landslide in Hong Kong

Thanks to David Kwok of the Geotechnical Engineering Office in Hong Kong for highlighting this video to me, and for the image below. On 18th June 1972 Hong Kong suffered an extraordinary landslide at Po Shan Road, in the Mid-Levels area: The slide, which had a volume of about 40,000 cubic metres, induced the collapse of two large buildings, killing 67 people and injuring a further 20. The landslide understandably …

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