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8 March 2023
Natuna: a landslide in Indonesia has killed up to 57 people
On 6 March 2023 a large landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall on Serasan Island in Natuna regency of Indonesia, killed up to 57 people.
2 September 2022
Heavy rain has triggered multiple landslides in New Zealand over the last two months
Heavy rain has triggered multiple landslides in New Zealand over the last two months, causing extensive damage and disruption
16 February 2022
Petrópolis: heavy rainfall causes landslides and floods
Rainfall intensities of over 100 mm per hour have triggered extensive landslides in the city of Petrópolis in Brazil. Two dramatic videos have been posted online showing the landslides.
15 February 2022
Multiple landslides at East Cape in Gisborne District, New Zealand
The passage of Cyclone Dovi from 6 to 8 February triggered multiple landslides at East Cape in Gisborne District, New Zealand
21 July 2021
The extraordinary, almost unbelievable, rainfall in Henan Province yesterday
The extraordinary, almost unbelievable, rainfall in Henan Province, China yesterday, in which over 200 mm fell in a one hour period.
9 February 2021
Southannan: a major railway landslide in Scotland
Southannan: a major railway landslide in Scotland over the weekend has blocked the line between Ardrossan and Largs
10 June 2020
The role of earthquake and rainstorm induced landslides in shaping mountain chains
A new study published in Science Advances (Wang et al. 2020) shows that rainstorms tend to trigger landslides that sculpt the landscape at lower levels, whilst earthquake induced landslides cause erosion at higher elevations.
18 May 2020
The current landslide crisis in East Africa
Data suggests that the recent high number of fatal landslides in East Africa may be associated with the state of the Indian Ocean Dipole
4 November 2013
A new paper on the Tumbi Quarry landslide in Papua New Guinea
A new paper, Robbins et al (2013) has examined the triggering processes responsible for the Tumbi Quarry landslide in Papua New Guinea
28 October 2011
The remarkable rainfall that caused the floods and landslides in Italy this week
Rainfall records from Liguria this week suggest that peak rainfall intensities were truly exceptional – at one gauge they exceeded 140 mm per hour – leading to the flood and landslide disaster that affected northern Italy on Tuesday.