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25 September 2019

The Mirpur earthquake in Pakistan: images of lateral spreading

The 24th September 2019 M=5.6 Mirpur earthquake in NW Pakistan appears to have generated some large lateral spreads along the banks of the Jhelum River.

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11 June 2019

Three new landslide videos

Three new landslide videos have been posted to Youtube, showing dramatic failures from Pakistan, India and China in recent days

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10 December 2018

Spatnik basecamp – that was close!

A Youtube video of a near-miss from a large, tabular, highly mobile boulder at Spantik basecamp in northern Pakistan in August 2018

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19 July 2018

Ishkoman, Pakistan: a valley blocking glacial debris flow this week (updated with satellite imagery)

Various reports suggest that there was a major glacial debris flow in the Ishkoman Valley in the Gilgit region of northern Pakistan on Tuesday. This appears to have left the river blocked and a lake has developed

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2 May 2018

The 3 km long Ultar Glacier rock and ice avalanche – first satellite images

Planet Labs have now captured high quality imagery of the 3 km long Ultar Glacier rock and ice avalanche, which killed three people in northern Pakistan last month

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10 April 2018

Karimabad, Pakistan: a dramatic rock and ice avalanche caught on video

On Monday a very large rock and ice avalanche occurred at Karimabad, in Hunza, northern Pakistan. This event, which claimed three lives, was caught on a dramatic video

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10 July 2016

Nagasaki, Uttarakhand and Pakistan: three new landslide videos

Three good new landslide videos are available on Youtube, shot in Nagasaki (Japan), Uttarakhand (India) and in the mountains of Pakistan

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7 June 2016

Review of a paper: dam break risk for the Attabad landslide

In a recent paper, Chen et al (2016) have examined the risks associated with a dam break flood at the Attabad landslide in Pakistan. They conclude that the likelihood of a breach event remains high, and that such an event has the potential to release a very substantial flood.

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13 April 2016

Landslide damage to the Karakoram Highway

The rains in early April 2016 have caused extensive landslide damage to the Karakoram Highway in northern Pakistan, causing major problems to communities upstream. Two landslides are proving to be particularly problematic, and may take another week to clear.

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5 April 2016

Heavy rainfall brings extensive landsliding to Kohistan and other parts of northern Pakistan

Heavy rainfall in northern Pakistan has triggered multiple landslides and rockfalls, including a major failure in Kohistan that may have killed 38 people in addition to many landslides on the Karakoram Highway

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