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25 January 2023
The 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan Province
In a paper published in the journal Landslides, Yan et al. (2023) discuss the 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan, China, which killed three people and destroyed two villages. The losses were caused by an unusual secondary failure of ancient deposits in the channel bed.
2 November 2021
The Tonghua landslide in Sichuan Province, China
According to a new paper in the journal Landslides (Cheng, Yang and Du 2021), the 220,000 cubic metre 2017 Tonghua landslide in Sichuan Province, China was triggered by nearby blasting during tunnel construction.
26 October 2021
The 5 April 2021 Tiejiangwan landslide in Sichuan Province, China
A new paper in the journal Landslides (Liu et al. 2021) describes the complex 5 April 2021 Tiejiangwan landslide in Sichuan Province, China, which killed three people.
6 October 2021
Heishui: a rockslide at a tunnel portal in Sichuan Province, China
An interesting and potentially very dangerous rockslide was caught on video in Heishui, in Sichuan Province in China. Fortunately there were no casualties.
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
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
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.
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
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
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