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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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28 March 2022

Ibri: a large quarry landslide in Al-Dhahirah, Oman

Ibri: on 27 March 2022 a large landslide in a marble quarry in Al-Dhahirah, Oman killed six workers and injured a further five people.

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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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5 March 2020

A geological detour: the Geotimes pillow lavas at Wadi Jizzi in Oman

A geological detour to visit to the outcrop of the famous “Geotimes” pillow lavas in the Semail Ophiolite at Wadi Jizzi in Oman

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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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31 October 2017

Planet Labs imagery of the Mishor Rotem tailings dam failure

There is good imagery available via Planet Labs showing the 100,000 cubic metre Mishor Rotem tailings dam failure in Israel in June 2017

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2 December 2015

Shouf Mountains, Lebanon – a fascinating new landslide video

A video has appeared on Youtube showing a very large, complex rock topple near the town of Kfarnabrakh in the Shouf Mountains of Lebanon

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26 November 2015

A debris flow of ice, water and sand?

A video has appeared on Youtube that appears to show a weird debris flow of ice, water and sand from the Middle East. Is it real?

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