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7 June 2021

The South Asian monsoon in the time of a pandemic

The South Asian monsoon in the time of a pandemic: the impacts of the severe Covid-19 wave in India and Nepal mean that vulnerability of landslides is likely to be high.

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15 April 2021

Changing rainfall patterns in the Indian monsoon with future warming

A new paper in the journal Earth System Dynamics suggests that future warming will drive an increase in rainfall in the Indian monsoon. This is likely to increase landslide impacts in the most seriously affected landslide region.

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10 March 2021

The evolution of landslides after the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake

A new open access paper in the journal Progress in Disaster Science (Rosser et al. 2021) demonstrates that the number of landslides in W. and C. Nepal has increased since the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.

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19 February 2021

Trends in landslides and landslide losses in Nepal over three decades

New research (Muñoz-Torrero Manchado et al. 2021), published in Landslides, investigates trends in landslides and landslide losses in W. Nepal over three decades. It highlights the key role of human factors in determining patterns of loss

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1 October 2020

An interesting video showing large-scale liquefaction in a landslide

An interesting video showing large-scale liquefaction in a landslide, reportedly in Shillong, northern India.

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24 July 2020

The deadly start to the monsoon season in Nepal

The first few weeks of the SW monsoon in Nepal has seen large numbers of landslides. By 20 July the number of fatal landslides had already exceeded the average annual total for the last 15 years.

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14 July 2020

Deadly monsoon-induced landslides in Nepal in the last few days

Over the last few days intense monsoon rainfall in Nepal has triggered a wave of landslides that have caused extensive loss of life and damage. 

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23 September 2019

Kerala – the hungry rains

There is increasing concern about the impact of monsoon-induced landslides in Kerala in southwest India, resulting from poor land use management

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16 September 2019

An update on landslides from the 2019 Northern Hemisphere monsoon season

A review of fatal landslides from the 2019 Northern Hemisphere summer monsoon suggests that the year has been significantly worse than the long term average

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21 August 2019

The Kavalappara landslide in the western Ghats of India

At 7:30 pm on 8th August 2019 the large Kavalappara landslide in Wayanad District in India buried a small community, killing 59 people.

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