Landslide

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Huge boulders break off a mountain near Mexico City, plunging into a densely populated neighborhood

A part of a mountain in Tlalnepantla, located on the outskirts of Mexico City, gave way on Friday, September 10, 2021, sending huge boulders -- some of them the size of small homes -- into a densely populated area, and leaving at least 1 person dead and 10 missing....

September 12, 2021

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Massive highway landslide in Shimla district blocks National Highway 5, Himachal Pradesh

A large landslide took place at about 09:00 LT on September 6, 2021, blocking the National Highway 5 at Jeori in Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh, India. The road connects Firozpur in Punjab with Shipki La on the India-China border. While the landslide did not...

September 07, 2021

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Severe floods hit Germany again, destructive tornado in Lower Saxony

A new round of heavy rains hit Germany and Austria on August 16 and 17, 2021, causing severe floods and landslides and spawning at least one destructive tornado. One person was killed and another is still missing in Germany after sudden floods swept them away off a...

August 17, 2021

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More than 40 feared buried under rubble after major landslide in Himachal Pradesh, India

A major landslide took place on the Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, India at around 07:15 UTC (12:45 LT) on August 11, 2021. The slide hit and buried a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus with 40 people on board, one...

August 11, 2021

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Large landslide takes out part of Highway 707 in Himachal Pradesh, India

A massive landslide took out a stretch of National Highway 707 in the remote Shilai subdivision of Sirmaur district, India's state of Himachal Pradesh on July 30, 2021. The incident took place near the town of Nahan. As a result, the highway connecting Shilai...

July 30, 2021

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Massive landslide in northern India caught on video

A massive landslide caused by heavy rains hit Kinnaur District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on July 25, 2021, claiming the lives of 9 people and injuring 3. All of them were tourists from Delhi. Videos of the event show massive rocks tumbling down a...

July 26, 2021

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More than 75 missing after landslide hits 32 buildings in Mahad, Maharashtra

As many as 75 people are feared missing after a large landslide caused by heavy rains affected 32 buildings in Taliye village in Mahad, Maharashtra, India on July 22, 2021. The village is located 14 km (8.8 miles) from Birwadi in Mahad taluka. The information was...

July 23, 2021

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At least 33 killed as landslides hit Mumbai, India

At least 33 people have been killed after a series of landslides hit Mumbai, India on July 18, 2021. Heavy rains started affecting the region on Saturday night, July 17, and continued into July 18, causing severe water-logging and disruption of both rail and road...

July 18, 2021

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At least 51 people dead as monsoon rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal

At least 51 people have died in Nepal while 29 others have been reported missing since the beginning of the monsoon season in June 2021, according to the Health Ministry. From June 1 to July 8, heavy rains have triggered a total of 135 landslides that accounted for...

July 10, 2021

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Massive mudslide hits Atami after 2 days of record-breaking rain, Japan

At least 20 people are missing and two were found in a state of cardiac arrest after a large-scale mudslide hit Atami, a seaside resort town in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan at around 10:30 LT on July 3, 2021. Atami is about 100 km (62 miles) SW of Tokyo. The slide...

July 03, 2021

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Oaxaca drenched by 3 months' worth of rain in 2 days, Mexico

At least two people have died and around 6 000 people have been impacted in the region of Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico, after intense rains on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, caused flooding and landslides. The national meteorological service reported that...

June 18, 2021

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1 432 natural disasters claimed 493 lives so far this year in Indonesia

At least 493 people lost their lives while 68 remain missing in 1 432 natural disasters in Indonesia between January 1, 2021, and June 17, 2021, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). 5.2 million people have been affected, many of whom were...

June 17, 2021

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Floods, mudflows and rockfalls hit Dagestan after nearly half a month's worth of rain in a day, Russia

Severe thunderstorms triggered paralyzing flooding, mudflows, and rockfalls in the Russian Republic of Dagestan on Monday, June 14, 2021. Meteorological stations said the area registered between 21 and 33 mm (0.8 and 1.3 inches) of rain in a day, which is nearly...

June 17, 2021

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Remnants of TC Koguma leave major damage in Laos

Remnants of Tropical Storm "Koguma" hit Laos on Monday, June 14, 2021, triggering floods and landslides that significantly impacted infrastructure, homes and agricultural fields. Despite dissipating over Vietnam, where it made landfall on June 13, remains...

June 17, 2021

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Relentless heavy rains trigger severe flash floods and landslides in Bhutan

At least 10 people have died as persistent heavy rains triggered major flash flooding in Bhutan, authorities reported on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Residents in the Himalayan region were caught off guard by rising rivers and streams, inundating homes and buildings....

June 17, 2021

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Severe floods and landslides wreak havoc across Nepal's Gandaki Province

Incessant heavy rainfall battering Nepal's Gandaki Province since Tuesday, June 15, 2021, resulted in damaging floods and landslides in which at least 7 people lost their lives. At least 19 others are still missing as of Thursday, June 17. Heavy monsoon rains...

June 17, 2021

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Severe floods and landslides hit Sri Lanka, leaving at least 17 people dead and more than 210 000 affected

At least 17 people have died and more than 271 000 have been affected after heavy rains hit Sri Lanka over the weekend, officials reported on Monday, June 7, 2021. Tens of thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes as days of deluge caused rivers on the...

June 07, 2021