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29 March 2021
Another giant, high mountain landslide occurred on 22 March 2021, this time close to the Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet. The estimated mass is around 100 million tonnes.
10 December 2020
Mindu in Tibet: a new open access paper in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences explores the detection of precursors of an imminent landslide using satellite images
3 August 2020
In the high, remote mountains of Tibet a debris flow, possibly induced by recent seismic activity, has created a valley-blocking landslide dam
5 November 2019
The 5 km long ancient, earthquake triggered (?) Tagarma rock avalanche in the Pamir-western Himalayan syntaxis of the Tibetan Plateau
2 April 2019
A study has been published of landslides triggered by the 18th November 2017 Ms=6.9 earthquake in the Tsangpo Gorge area of Tibet
25 February 2019
The valley-blocking Baige landslide, Tibet in October 2018: an interesting analysis of seismic data to determine rockslide behaviour
21 December 2018
The ancient, very large Xuelongnang rockslide and quake lake in Tibet, which was probably triggered by an earthquake 2100 years ago.
14 December 2018
The Nyixoi Chongco rock avalanche; a spectacular, very large ancient landslide in a tectonically active area of the Tibetan Plateau
16 November 2018
Satellite images from Planet Labs show the aftermath of the breach of the Jinsha River landslide in Tibet. Videos also show the downstream impacts.
12 November 2018
On the Tibet / Sichuan border a very large landslide has occurred in Jomda County, blocking the Jinsha River. A very large lake has formed, with a volume of 469 million cubic metres. Overtopping is expected to occur today.