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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.
22 March 2018
A significant valley-blocking landslide has occurred near to Wairoa in New Zealand. The Mangapoike River is blocked and a lake estimated to be 50 m deep has formed
2 March 2018
The European Space Agency satellite Sentinel 2 has collected good images of at least some of the Papua New Guinea landslide dams
17 November 2016
A very large valley blocking landslide has occurred on the Hapuku River in New Zealand following the Kaikoura earthquake, creating a 150 m high dam
14 November 2016
Images are just starting to emerge of multiple large landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand yesterday.
5 October 2015
In a just published paper, Zhang et al. 2015 describe the emergency works undertaken to mitigate the seismically triggered landslide dam at Honshiyan, Yunnan in China in 2014.
21 June 2015
Last Sunday a flash flood killed at least 19 people and destroyed the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. The cause appears to have been the collapse of a landslide dam on the Vere River about 20 km upstream of the city
26 May 2015
On Sunday a landslide blocked the Kali Gandaki river in Nepal for about 15 hours before breaching to release a significant flood.
6 May 2015
The EWF team, working with the British Geological Survey, have provided an update on landslide hazard after the Gorkha earthquake, including a landslide map
22 January 2015
New images have been posted on Facebook showing the landslide on the Tsarap River in Zanskar, N. India