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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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10 August 2020

Rajmala: a deadly landslide in Kerala, India

On Saturday 8 August 2020 a large landslide occurred at Rajmala near to Munnar, Kerala in western India, killing an estimated 71 people

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5 August 2020

Recent landslides triggered by rainfall in South Korea

In the last few days South Korea has been hit by very heavy rainfall, triggering landslides that have had a substantial impact

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14 March 2019

Losses from landslides in South Korea

A new paper in Engineering Geology documents loss inducing landslides in South Korea from 1970 to 2018, revealing that 1728 people have lost their lives.

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13 July 2015

The 2011 Umyeonsan debris flows in South Korea

In July 2011 33 debris flows occurred in Umyeonsan in South Korea, killing 16 people. In a new paper, Jeong et al. have analysed these landslides in detail, finding that they were initiated as small surperficial landslides that became highly mobile in the river channels, eroding and incorporating large amounts of sediment to create the catastrophic flows.

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10 December 2012

So who said science isn’t fun? A full-scale (820 m runout) debris flow experiment

A remarkable video of a full-scale debris flow experiment in South Korea.

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29 July 2011

Another new video of the South Korea landslides

A dramatic new video of the landslides in Korea this week.

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28 July 2011

Unbelievable – do watch this – amateur footage of the landslides in Seoul

An unbelievable video of the landslides in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday

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First images of the Korean landslides plus data on recent landslide losses in Korea

Update: don’t miss the video of the Seoul landslides here Yonhap News has published a photograph of what I think is the site of the landslide in Chuncheon: Meanwhile, the current rain radar image for Korea suggests that heavy rainfall is continuing to fall over the affected areas: Fatality-inducing landslides do occur fairly often in South Korea.  The graph below shows the data from the Durham fatal landslide database for …

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31 August 2010

Catching up – recent landslide events

The next few posts will be an attempt to catch up on the things that I missed whilst on vacation in Switzerland last week.  Thanks to the many people who have tipped me off about landslide events.  I will cover Pakistan in another post.1. A large flow in AustriaThanks to Martin Springer for highlighting this one.  On Saturday 21st August a severe storm triggered a 100,000 cubic metre flow in …

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