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2 February 2023
The 15 December 1952 Niiortuut landslide-tsunami in central West Greenland
A paper in Science of the Total Environment (Svennevig et al. 2023) describes the 15 December 1952 Niiortuut landslide in Greenland. It concludes that this was one of the earliest anthropogenic warming-induced landslides identified to date.
26 January 2023
The 19 July 2019 Yahuokou landslide in Gansu Province, China
On 19 July 2019, the large (3.92M cubic metre) Yahuokou landslide started to develop at Dongshan Town, Zhouqu County, Gansu Province, China
23 December 2022
Losses from debris flows in Brazil
An open access paper in the journal Landslides (Cabral et al. 2022) analyses debris flows in Brazil over the last century, finding that 45 events have killed 5,771 people and generated US$5,5 billion in economic losses.
7 November 2022
The May 2022 landslide cluster at Dima Hasao district in Assam, India
In May 2022 heavy rainfall triggered many landslides at Dima Hasao district in Assam, India. In a new paper in the journal Landslides, Roy et al. (2022) have mapped >5000 individual slides in this event.
2 November 2022
The role of atmospheric pressure in landslide triggering
A new paper in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (Pelascini et al. 2022) suggests that atmospheric pressure changes may play a role in landslide triggering during typhoons
20 October 2022
Landslides from the 14 August 2021 M=7.2 earthquake in Haiti
The 14 August 2021 M=7.2 earthquake in Haiti triggered many landslides. A recent paper (Havenith et al. 2022) suggests that this might in part have been because the slopes were preconditioned (weakened) by earlier earthquakes and storms.
3 October 2022
Shuiliandong: an example of a landslide triggered by underground coal mining
Shuiliandong: a paper in the journal Landslides (Ma et al, 2022) highlights an example of a landslide triggered by underground coal mining
29 September 2022
The causes of the 3 January 2022 landslide at Bijie City in Guizhou Province, China
A new paper in the journal Landslides (Tao et al. 2022) describes the very interesting causes of the 3 January 2022 landslide at a construction site at Bijie City in Guizhou Province, China, which killed 14 people.
9 September 2022
Using social media to collect data on landslides in near real-time
Using social media to collect data on landslides in near real-time: new research (Pennington et al. 2022) uses AI to map global landslides
4 August 2022
The 26 July 2016 landslide at Fushun west pit in China
On 26 July 2016 a 3.1 million cubic metre landslide occurred at a high wall coal mine at Fushun in China, causing extensive damage. The failure is documented in a new paper (Sun et al. 2022) in the journal Landslides.