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30 July 2021

Tapovan Vishnugad – another landslide at the hydroelectric scheme in northern India

Tapovan Vishnugad – another landslide at the hydroelectric scheme that was devastated by the Cahmoli debris flow in northern India

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15 February 2021

New perspectives on the Chamoli debris flow disaster

New perspectives on the Chamoli debris flow disaster in Uttarakhand provided by the high resolution Planet Labs imagery

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10 February 2021

Hydroelectric power, dams and landslides in the Himalayas (and in other high mountain areas)

Hydroelectric power, dams and the growing list of landslide accidents in the Himalayas (and in other high mountain areas)

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14 October 2020

A double tragedy: two landslides close to the construction site of the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant in Vietnam

A double tragedy: two landslides close to the construction site of the Rao Trang 3 hydroelectric plant in Vietnam

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26 May 2020

Punatsangchhu I: identifying ancient landslides in high mountain areas

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

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10 June 2019

An image of the state of the Hidtroituango powerhouse

Images have been published showing the extreme levels of damage, caused by flooding, to the Hidroituango powerhouse in Colombia.

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9 October 2018

Too close for comfort – a rockslope failure at Shongtong in northern India

A video has been posted showing a major rockslope failure at Shongtong in Kinnaur, northern India. Workers at the foot of the slope had a very near miss.

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18 July 2018

Hidroituango: an update

Problems continue at the Hidroituango dam site in Colombia. Last week a significant seismic event was recorded in the power house cavern, which is thought to have been generated by a further rockfall in the underground excavation.

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6 June 2018

Hidroituango: the potential for extremely large landslides?

News reports from Colombia say that an American technical report (possibly by USACE) suggests that landslides of up to 40 million cubic metres are possible at Hidroituango. As the report is not publicly available it is hard to know how to interpret these reports

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5 June 2018

Hidroituango – an increase in movement rate

Reports in the last few hours suggest that the landslide at the Hidroituango dam site has accelerated, and has now exceeded the 10 mm per hour warning threshold. Meanwhile, three scenarios for failure of the dam have been described by the international advisors.

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