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8 August 2017

Jiuzhaigou County: a shallow magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Sichuan Province on 8th August 2017

Early indications suggest that M=7.0 Jiuzhaigou County earthquake in Sichuan Province yesterday should have generated significant landslide activity

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25 June 2017

Xinmo: the massive landslide in Sichuan Province yesterday

An 8 million cubic metre landslide struck the town of Xinmo in Sichuan Province, China on 24th June 2017, killing an estimated 133 people.

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21 July 2014

Maoxian County landslide: a dramatic video of a fatal rockslide

On Thursday a rockslide occurred in Maoxian County in Sichuan Province, China. The terrifying moments of the landslide were captured on a dashboard camera

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17 July 2013

Sichuan’s summer of landslides

Heavy rainfall is continuing to trigger landslides across large parts of Sichuan Province in China, and more heavy rainfall is forecast for the next 2 days

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12 May 2013

The Wenchuan earthquake, five years on

Five years ago today the Wenchuan earthquake struck in China. This post reports on a new paper that reflects on what we have learnt from this event

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27 April 2013

Landslide hazards in the aftermath of the Lushan earthquake in Sichuan

Information is now emerging about the response by the authorities to the threat of landslides in the upcoming rainy season in the area affected by the Lushan earthquake in Sichuan Provice, China

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22 April 2013

Images of landslides from the earthquake in China

A collection of images of landslides from the earthquake in Sichuan. Whilst the level of lass from landslides is unclear, there is no doubt that they are causing disruption to the rescue efforts

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20 April 2013

Initial reports of landslides from the earthquake in Sichuan this morning

Initial reports of the earthquake suggest that there are two landslide dams plus other landslides and dams. Images also suggest that there may have been foundation problems in some urban areas

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11 March 2010

Manchester talk on the Sichuan Earthquake disaster

Yesterday I gave a talk to the Manchester branches of the Geographical Association and the Geological Association on the causes of the Sichuan (Wenchuan) earthquake disaster. As usual I promised to make my slides available via Authorstream. You should be able to download the presentation as well as viewing it below.: 10_03 Manchester 1 http://www.authorstream.com/player/player.swf?p=346062_634038962411343750 See more presentations by Dr_Dave | Upload your own PowerPoint presentations

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10 August 2009

A dreadful weekend of landslides

The last few days have been a dreadful period for landslides. I really cannot cover all that has happened in enough detail, so all I can do is to outline the main events: 1. Rotorua rockfall, New ZealandActually the period started with a very lucky escape in New Zealand on Thursday when a rockfall on a slope under maintenance crushed a car with two passengers. Both were trapped but were …

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