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5 August 2022

The Imamzadeh Dawood mudflow disaster in Iran

The 27 July 2022 Imamzadeh Dawood mudflow disaster in the mountains near Tehran is one of a number of recent landslides in Iran.

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15 November 2021

Landslides from the 14 November 2021 M=6.3 earthquake near to Fin in Iran

Landslides from the 14 November 2021 M=6.3 earthquake near to Fin in Iran

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19 April 2021

Landslides from the 18 April 2021 M 5.9 earthquake near to Bandar Genaveh, Iran

Landslides from the 18 April 2021 M 5.9 earthquake near to Bandar Genaveh, Iran On 18 April 2021 a M=5.9 earthquake struck the port city of Bandar Genaveh in Iran.  The earthquake was centred on the town of Bandah Rig.  There are some reports of damage in Bandah Genaveh, and five people were injured. A couple of videos have been posted of landslides triggered by the earthquake.  The best one …

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16 April 2020

The collapse of the Dehdasht-Pataveh tunnel portal in Iran

Two interesting new landslide videos – a slump in residual soil and the collapse of the Dehdasht – Pataveh tunnel portal in Iran

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23 March 2020

Alborz mountains in Iran: an extraordinary rockfall video

On 20 March 2020 a remarkable Youtube video recorded a major rockfall / boulder roll in the Alborz mountains of Iran as it tore through a village, destroying at least four houses.

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13 November 2017

The M=7.3 Halabjah earthquake in Iraq and Iran: potential landslides

The M=7.3 Halabjah earthquake that occurred late yesterday in Iraq has the potential to have triggered large numbers of landslides

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18 April 2013

A first analysis of the potential landslide distribution from the Iran earthquake

We have used a new model developed at Durham to generate an initial map of the likely landslides triggered by the Iran earthquake this week

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3 July 2009

The biggest landslide of them all – Saidmareh, Iran

As the summer begins and my mind starts to move over from administration to research, I was pondering really large landslides. As a result I thought that it was about time that I posted about the biggest known sub-aerial landslide – surprisingly it has received comparatively little attention to date. The landslide itself was identified and written up by Harrison and Falcon in 1938 is a paper in the Journal …

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