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9 November 2018

Landslides from the M=6.7 6th September 2018 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu Earthquake – a first technical report

On 6th September 2018 the M=6.7 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu earthquake struck Hokkaido in Japan. The earthquake triggered over 6000 landslides, killing 36 people

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13 September 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut, Hurricane Florence and the earthquake in Hokkaido

In a short space of time, Typhoon Mangkhut, Hurricane Florence and the earthquake in Hokkaido all have the potential to generate large numbers of landslides

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11 September 2018

Drone footage of landslides from the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake

High quality drone footage has been posted on Facebook providing detailed views of the landslides from the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake

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5 September 2018

The Mw=6.6 earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan: early indications of significant landslides

Initial images from Japan indicated that the Mw=6.6 earthquake in Hokkaido today has induced significant numbers of landslides

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16 July 2018

High resolution satellite imagery of the Japan landslide disaster

Planet Labs have been able to collect 0.8 m resolution SkySat imagery of the aftermath of the Japan landslide disaster in the Kure area, near Hiroshima

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12 July 2018

Images of the disastrous landslides in Japan this week

Over the last week exceptional rainfall has triggered thousands of landslides in Japan, with disastrous consequences. Images are starting to emerge showing the scale of the disaster.

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12 April 2018

Candelaria mine: a large rockslide in October 2017

In October 2017 a large rockslide occurred at the Candelaria mine in Chile, reducing production by about 20%. Planet Labs imagery captures the aftermath of this large wedge failure

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19 July 2016

The Aranayake landslide disaster in Sri Lanka – a JICA report

The Aranayake landslide disaster in Sri Lanka JICA has now posted a report online (NB it’s a PDF) providing the initial results of an investigation of the May 2016 Aranayake landslide disaster in Sri Lanka, which killed 127 people. This is a complex landslide – the image below from the report provides the best overview of the whole of the landslide, from the small failure at the crown to the …

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10 July 2016

Nagasaki, Uttarakhand and Pakistan: three new landslide videos

Three good new landslide videos are available on Youtube, shot in Nagasaki (Japan), Uttarakhand (India) and in the mountains of Pakistan

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28 June 2016

New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering report on the Kumamoto Earthquake

The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering have produced a very nice reconnaissance report on the impacts of the Kumamto Earthquake in Japan with a very nice interpretation of some of the landslides triggered by this important event.

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