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2 August 2021

Melamchi – satellite images and helicopter videos start to explain the catastrophic floods in Nepal

Melamchi – satellite images and helicopter videos start to explain the catastrophic floods in Nepal in June 2021

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9 July 2021

A very disruptive start to the summer monsoon in Nepal

The start of the 2021 summer monsoon in Nepal has brought unusual levels of rainfall. So far at least 27 people have been killed in landslides

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2 July 2021

The cause of the Melamchi disaster in Nepal

Satellite images collected by Planet Labs appear to confirm that a landslide dam was the cause of the 14 June 2021 Melamchi disaster in Nepal

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21 June 2021

Melamchi: a landslide dam break flood in Nepal last week

Melamchi: a landslide dam break flood in Nepal on 14 June 2021 is reported to have killed up to 20 people and caused serious damage

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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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2 February 2021

Kapuche Lake, Nepal: a video of an avalanche air blast

An air blast strikes trekkers at Kapuche Lake in Nepal following an avalanche, as caught in a video uploaded to Youtube.

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28 July 2020

Mapping landslides in Nepal

In the summer of 2019 the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), launched a new disaster management portal (bipad.gov.np) to provide high quality spatial data. This allows landslide accidents in Nepal to be mapped in near real time.

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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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