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23 February 2023
Vila Sahy, São Paulo: extreme rainfall in Brazil has triggered multiple fatal landslides
Vila Sahy, São Paulo: about 600 mm of rainfall in 12 hours, including a peak intensity of 10 mm/hr, has triggered multiple fatal landslides.
16 February 2023
Muriwai: the complex story of a fatal landslide in New Zealand
The fatal landslide at Muriwai in New Zealand, triggered by Cyclone Gabrielle, occurred in a similar location to a fatal slip in 1965.
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.
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
5 September 2022
The Clementi landslide in Singapore
On 2 September 2022 a major landslide occurred at a construction site at Clementi in Singapore, blocking a major drainage channel
14 March 2022
Ampang: a deadly urban landslide in Malaysia
On 10 March 2022 a rainfall-triggered urban landslide killed four people, and injured another individual in Malaysia. Google Earth imagery suggests that this landslide may have occurred on an engineered slope.
17 February 2022
The very large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina in Petrópolis
A large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina, triggered by heavy rainfall in Petrópolis, Brazil, inundated at least 80 houses.
5 February 2018
Tijuana: a major landslide has destroyed 70 houses.
Last week a major landslide badly damaged the community of Lomas del Rubi in Tijuana in Mexico, destroying 70 houses. A new housing subdivision is under construction at the foot of the slope. There are suspicions that this may have been the trigger.