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22 July 2020
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.
15 June 2020
A new paper (Zhao and Zhao 2020) in the journal Natural Hazards describes the 15 March 2019 Xiangning landslide in Shanxi Province, China, which killed 20 people.
7 October 2019
On 5 October 2019, a 20,000 cubic metre landslide on the Heifangtei terrace in Gansu, China was successfully forecast based upon the monitoring of movement.
18 March 2019
On 15th March 2019 a loess landslide occurred at Zaoling in Shanxi Province, China killing an estimated 20 people and leaving 16 more injured
1 May 2018
Yesterday a landslide in loess at Caijiazhuang in Shanxi Province, China killed nine people. This landslide seems to be similar to the cracking-sliding landslides described in recent research
30 April 2018
A new paper (Li et al. 2018) in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences makes a surprising but important discovery on the timing of “cracking-sliding failure” loess landslides in China
27 September 2017
In a new paper in the journal Engineering Geology, Qi et al. (2017) describe spectacular loess landslides from the Heifangtai terrace in China
17 May 2017
AKI Press has uploaded a new video to Youtube showing the extremely large Kurbu-Tash landslide in Kyrgyzstan, which has destroyed nearly 60 houses
2 May 2017
Ayu in Osh, Kyrgyzstan: a large landslide has killed 24 people, and another large flowslide in Uzgen region
Two large landslides occurred in Kyrgystan this weekend. One, at Ayu in Osh, killed 24 people whilst the other, in Uzgen region, appears to be highly mobile
18 April 2017
Fantastic Google Earth imagery is now available of the site of the Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan, which was captured so memorably on video last year