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23 January 2023

An update on the landslide crisis at Joshimath

At Joshmath in India, 863 buildings are now showing signs of distress, of which 181 are considered to be unsafe.

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18 January 2023

Joshimath: new InSAR analysis sheds light on active deformation

Joshimath: a new InSAR analysis sheds light on active deformation over the last few months and the last few weeks

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17 January 2023

Joshimath – continued development of the landslide

There are clear indications of continued development of the landslide at Joshimath, with damage now reported for 849 buildings

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13 January 2023

Joshimath: ISRO InSAR data reveals the scale of the issue

Joshimath: InSAR data published yesterday by the ISRO has started to reveal the scale of the landslide issue in northern India.

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8 January 2023

Joshimath: a complex landslide environment

Issues with the landslides in the town of Joshimath in India continue. There is much speculation as to the causes, which are likely to be complex.

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4 January 2023

Joshimath: an Indian town with a serious landslide problem

In Chamoli district in northern India lies Joshimath, a mountain town with a serious and rapidly developing landslide problem

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21 December 2022

The Urni landslide: a recurring slope failure in India

On 19 December 2022 the Urni landslide in Kinnaur, India was captured on a dramatic video. The failure blocked a National Highway (NH-5).

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15 December 2022

The occurrence of landslides in Pakistan

A new open access paper (Shabbir et al. 2022) examines the occurrence and impact of landslides in Pakistan between 2003 and 2019. In total, 1,089 landslides have been identified, of which 180 led to loss of life, with 1,072 people being killed by landslides over this period. 

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13 December 2022

The Gaguney landslide in India: evolution over time

The Gaguney landslide in India: images from Google Earth and Planet Labs allow analysis of the evolution over time of a damaging failure

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12 December 2022

Save The Hills: raising awareness on impact of landslides on rural communities

Save The Hills has produced two wonderful films documenting the impact of a landslide on the village of Pathing in Northern India. The videos highlight the scale of losses that the residents of this remote village are facing.

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