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13 August 2016
Reports have emerged of a large valley-blocking landslide on the Kanaka River in Sikkim, northern India. A large lake has already started to form.
29 July 2016
The last week has seen the 2016 monsoon cause extensive landsliding across Nepal. To date I have recorded 73 landslide deaths across the country
18 July 2016
As Monsoon 2016 kicks fully into gear, Nepal is being hit by multiple landslides in the upland areas, resulting in extensive damage and loss of life.
14 March 2016
On the last day of my visit to Kalimpong, Praful Rao took me to Dumsi Pakha, a poor hillside community with problems in managing urban landslides
31 July 2015
Heavy rainfall triggered landslides on Wednesday night in Central Nepal, killing at least 35 people. Worst affected were Kaski and Myagdi districts
2 July 2015
Yesterday heavy monsoon rainfall triggered at least 25 landslides in Darjeeling, northern India, killing at least 38 people.
30 June 2015
The Araniko Highway is the main route that links Nepal with Tibet. In the wake of the recent earthquake it is facing major landslide problems in the monsoon
20 May 2015
Using my fatal landslide database for Nepal, I’ve looked at the timing of the landslide season in recent years. The main landslide season starts in late June and runs to early October.
18 May 2015
In a paper (Petley et al. 2007), we looked at spatial and temporal patterns of landslides in Nepal. The results highlight the threat posed by the SW monsoon in the earthquake affected areas