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5 November 2018

Another major glacial debris flow blocked the Yarlung Tsangpo river in Tibet

Following initial analysis by @rajfortyseven, Planet Labs images show that another major glacial landslide blocked the Yarlung Tsangpo river last week

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30 October 2018

Planet Labs imagery of the 11th October 2018 Jomda County rockslide in Tibet

A kind reader has successfully found the valley-blocking 11th October 2018 Jomda County rockslide in Tibet, allowing us to view it using Planet Labs images

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23 October 2018

Jomda County: a large, valley blocking landslide in Tibet on 11th October

A large valley blocking landslide occurred at Bolo Township in Jomda County, Tibet on 11th October, causing 20,000 people to be evacuated.

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2 January 2018

Yarlung Tsangpo: an ongoing “quake lake” scare in India (with images from Planet Labs)

The M=6.4 17th November 2017 earthquake in Tibet has triggered multiple landslides on the Yarlung Tsangpo river in Tibet, triggering fears of a catastrophic flood in India

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11 September 2017

A dramatic earthflow video from Dimye village in Tibet

An interesting earthflow was caught on video last week at Dimye in Tibet. It is currently unclear as to whether this was associated with permafrost loss

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25 October 2016

Structures in the Aru Mountains giant avalanche deposits

The new satellite start-up, Planet, have collected satellite imagery of the second Aru Mountains avalanche in Tibet, allowing initial analysis of the flow

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24 October 2016

The mysterious Tibetan ice avalanches of summer 2016

This summer there has been an unprecedented pair of giant Tibet avalanches caused by glacial collapse in the Aru mountain range

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4 December 2014

The Domkar Monastery landslide: the (non-)evolution of a failure

An archive of images of the Domkar Monastery landslide is available since 2007. They show remarkably little evidence of the development of the landslide.

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3 December 2014

The Domkar Monastery landslide in Qinghai, eastern Tibet

In early November a spectacular and highly destructive rotational landslide occurred at Domkar Monastery in Tibet, destroying many buildings

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18 August 2014

Sunkoshi landslide: another update

An update on the valley-blocking Sunkoshi landslide in Nepal, where efforts to drain the lake continue to proceed slowly amidst growing signs of unrest about the loss of the trade route to Tibet

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