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2 June 2020

The evolution of co-seismic landslides: the 2005 Kashmir earthquake

A new study (Shafique 2020) published in the journal Geomorphology shows that landslide activity remained high for at least 13 years after the Kashmir earthquake

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6 May 2020

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway:- India’s “killer highway”

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, which links Jammu and Srinagar, is known as India’s “killer highway”. This road is one of the most landslide-prone routes on Earth.

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12 June 2018

The Rohingya refugees: landslides start to take lives as the monsoon arrives

The Rohinghya refugees: landslides start to take lives as the monsoon arrives For the last few months there has been increasing concern about the plight of many of the Rohingya refugees who have been forced out of Burma – Myanmar – by the military, and are now living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh.  The numbers are vast – some estimates suggest over 700,000 people.  There is particular concern about the …

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1 October 2015

Kothmale landslide in Sri Lanka: drone footage

Drone footage is now available of the interesting Kothmale landslide in Sri Lanka, which killed seven people on 25th September 2015

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18 May 2015

Landslides in Nepal and the impact of the SW Monsoon

In a paper (Petley et al. 2007), we looked at spatial and temporal patterns of landslides in Nepal. The results highlight the threat posed by the SW monsoon in the earthquake affected areas

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22 January 2015

The landslide on the Tsarap River in the Zanskar Valley – new images

New images have been posted on Facebook showing the landslide on the Tsarap River in Zanskar, N. India

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20 January 2015

Zanskar River landslide: more information

New images have emerged of the landslide that has blocked the Zanskar River in northern India

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15 August 2014

Continuing landslide turmoil in Nepal

Heavy rainfall is bringing continued landslide problems in Nepal and northern India, compounding the difficulties facing the Nepal Army at the Sunkoshi site

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29 October 2013

More photographs of the aftermath of the Kedarnath debris flow disaster

Vaibhav Kaul recently visited Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, India, the site of the debris flow disaster earlier this year. These are some of his photographs

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13 February 2010

An analysis of fatal landslides in the Asia-Pacific region for 2006 to 2008

In my last post I published two maps of fatal landslide occurrence in the years 2006 to 2008 inclusive, based upon my long term fatal landslide database. In this post I focus on the Asia Pacific region. This analysis does not include seismically-induced landslides, most notably the Wenchuan (Sichuan) earthquake, which triggered a large number of slides, killing over 20,000 people. The basic statistics of the data are in the …

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