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7 September 2020

The Koidern landslide: a long runout event in Canada

On Saturday Brent Ward tweeted a fantastic set of aerial images of the Koidern landslide, in the Yukon of Canada.

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28 August 2020

Devastating debris flows in Charikar, Afghanistan

On 26 August 2020 debris flows induced by intense rainfall hit Charikar in Afghanistan, killing at least 100 people.

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26 August 2020

Slieveanorra: a large peat bog landslide in Northern Ireland?

Yesterday Storm Francis triggered a large peat bog landslide at Slieveanorra in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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14 August 2020

More information about the Pettimudi landslide in Rajmala, Kerala

The Pettimudi landslide in Kerala, India on 6 August 2020 was a c.2 km long channelised flow. It now appears that 66 people were killed.

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13 August 2020

Stonehaven: landslides on the UK railway network

Yesterday a rail accident near to Stonehaven in Scotland killed three people. There is speculation that it was caused by a landslide. This shines a light on the challenges of managing ageing earthworks on the UK rail system.

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10 August 2020

Rajmala: a deadly landslide in Kerala, India

On Saturday 8 August 2020 a large landslide occurred at Rajmala near to Munnar, Kerala in western India, killing an estimated 71 people

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5 August 2020

Recent landslides triggered by rainfall in South Korea

In the last few days South Korea has been hit by very heavy rainfall, triggering landslides that have had a substantial impact

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22 July 2020

Qingjiang River: an unusual valley-blocking landslide in Hubei Province, China

On 20 July 2020 a 10 million cubic metre landslide occurred in the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hubei, China, blocking the Quinjiang River.

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21 July 2020

Rio Coca: a valley-blocking landslide in Ecuador caught on video

On 18 July 2020 a landslide occurred on the Rio Coca in Ecuador, blocking the river. Both the initial failure and the breach were captured on video.

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17 July 2020

Satellite imagery of the Myanmar jade mine landslide

Satellite imagery is now available from Planet Labs of the site of the 28 June 2020 Myanmar jade mine landslide, which killed about 180 people

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