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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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
29 July 2011
Another new video of the South Korea landslides
A dramatic new video of the landslides in Korea this week.
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
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 …
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 …