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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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13 January 2021

The 7 August 2020 landslide in Gokseong County, South Korea

On 7 August 2020 a landslide in Gokseong County, S. Korea killed 5 people. A new paper (Choi et al 2021) suggests that this was triggered by the failure of an under construction embankment during heavy rainfall

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8 January 2021

Brumadinho: signs of precursory deformation

A new paper (Grebby et al 2021) uses InSAR to detect precursory deformation of the Brumadinho tailings dam before the disastrous failure in 2019. The authors suggest that the failure might have been predictable with use of appropriate monitoring techniques.

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10 December 2020

Mindu in Tibet: detecting precursors of an imminent landslide

Mindu in Tibet: a new open access paper in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences explores the detection of precursors of an imminent landslide using satellite images

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4 November 2020

The February 2018 Mangapoike landslide, New Zealand: an intriguing failure mechanism?

A new paper on the 8 million cubic metre 24 February 2018 Mangapoike landslide in New Zealand speculates on an intriguing failure mechanism

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28 October 2020

Yerba Loca – an interesting rockslide in central Chile

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Sepulveda et al 2020) describes the interesting Yerba Loca rockslide in central Chile

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20 October 2020

Hanyuan County: an initial analysis of the 21 August 2020 landslide in China

Hanyuan County: an initial analysis of the 21 August 2020 rainfall triggered landslide in China, which killed nine people

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16 October 2020

Harrison Lake: newly discovered, large, ancient landslides in Canada

Harrison Lake: a nice paper in the journal Landslides (Hughes et al 2020) describes newly discovered, large, ancient landslide deposits in Canada. The two largest landslides would have been tsunamigenic.

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5 October 2020

The Jimei landslide: inducing reactivation of an ancient failure through tunneling

In a new paper in the Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Wang et al. (2020) describe the impact of a tunnel on the ancient Jimie landslide in China

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29 September 2020

Landslide light – an experimental study

A new open access article in the journal Earth, Plants and Space (Enomoto et al. 2020) experimentally examines the strange and controversial phenomenon of landslide light.

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