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19 April 2023
Torkham – a large rockslide in Pakistan
On 18 April 2023 a large rockslide occurred at Torkham in Pakistan, very close to the border with Afghanistan. At least three people were killed.
15 December 2022
The occurrence of landslides in Pakistan
A new open access paper (Shabbir et al. 2022) examines the occurrence and impact of landslides in Pakistan between 2003 and 2019. In total, 1,089 landslides have been identified, of which 180 led to loss of life, with 1,072 people being killed by landslides over this period.
16 September 2022
A dramatic rockslide video from K2
A dramatic rockslide near to the Baltoro Glacier on K2 in Pakistan has been caught on video and posted to Youtube
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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