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Heavy monsoon rains cause massive landslides and floods in northern India and Nepal

Over the last few days rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been unusually high, inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual. The monsoon affects

June 22, 2013

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M 5.6 earthquake hit Philippines, landslides and new activity at Mayon volcano

According to latest bulletin by Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Mayon volcano’s seismic network recorded one rock fall related event during the past 24-hour observation period. Moderate emission of white steam plumes was observed,

June 02, 2013

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Deadly landslides and floods across Indonesia

Seasonal rains and high tides in recent days have caused widespread flooding across much of Indonesia. North Sulawesi province's capital city, Manado in Indonesia, was hit by heavy rains that triggered floods and landslides on February 17, 2013 responsible for

February 20, 2013

Sikkim landslide

USGS Landslide Photo Library - copyright free, high-resolution images of landslides

Lynn Highland, a geographer with the Landslide Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is joining the USGS Library in a project to compile an archive of copyright free, high-resolution (if possible) photographs of all aspects of landslides. These contributed

January 30, 2013

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Devastating debris flow at Barangay Andap during Typhoon Bopha

The village of Andap was devastated in the Typhoon Bopha, with at least 80 fatalities. The death toll from Typhoon Bopha / Pablo steadily mounts (unofficial number of more than 500 victims), the recriminations about the causes of the devastating debris flows that were

December 08, 2012

Tumbi Quarry landslide

Safeland project - Landslide reports

The EU-funded Safeland Project is a very large, multi-institution research programme designed to develop generic quantitative risk assessment and management tools and strategies for landslides at local, regional, European and societal scales and establish the

November 20, 2012

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Riverbank collapse in India (Video)

TheLandslideBlog brings an excellent video showing  riverbank collapse in India. The bank collapsed on the road that links Badarpur in Assam with Imphal in Manipur. Video is also showing how sometimes people act foolish and are not aware of

October 20, 2012

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September's Wang Shan landslide in Gansu, China - videos

Two members of the British Geological Survey landslide response team observed a landslide event at Wang Shan, China, on September 13, 2012.During a conference field trip around Gansu Province, the team captured a video of the landslide in progress; including the

October 07, 2012

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“Global patterns of loss of life from landslides” by prof. Dave Petley (free download)

Dave Petley is the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the UK. His blog provides a commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and

October 01, 2012

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Cloudburst triggered massive and deadly landslide in India

The death toll in cloudburst that triggered a massive landslide and affected nearly five villages of northern India's Uttarakhand state, rose to 50 and about 20 people are still reported to be missing. The cloudburst preceded by incessant rains led to a massive

September 19, 2012

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Virgen mudslide video - probably the best ever debris flow video

Heavy rainfall hit the village of Virgen in Tirol, Austria about two weeks ago causing powerful mudflow.This remarkable video catches the speed and power of these mudflows remarkably well. Note also the pulsing behaviour that they show, which is characteristic of these

August 20, 2012

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Deadly storms, landslides and flash floods hit India

Ten people were killed and 38 others went missing as incessant rains battered Uttarakhand on Saturday, August 4, 2012 triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims with the Chardham Yatra coming to a

August 04, 2012

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Landslide in Johnson's Landing, British Columbia

A large landslide hit the Kootenay community, 275 km from Johnsons Landing in British Columbia on July 12. Four people are still unaccounted for after a landslide but there are unconfirmed information that two bodies have been recovered. Emergency officials said the

July 17, 2012

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Thousands cut off by floods and landslides in Japan

More than 5,000 people have been cut off by landslides as more heavy rain and floods are forecast in southwestern Japan. More than 5400 people have been cut off by landslides since late Saturday as mudslides and fallen trees have cut roads and water supplies in the

July 16, 2012

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The Mount Lituya landslide in Alaska from June could be one of the biggest ever seen in North America

A massive landslide, one of the biggest ever seen in North America, has covered a more than 9 km run of the Johns Hopkins Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. A huge chunk of the slope of Lituya Mountain sloughed off June 11 and cascaded into the valley

July 16, 2012

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Deadly flash floods and landslides hit northern Turkey

Severe torrential rains caused flash flooding in northern Turkey. Many houses, workplaces and roads were flooded in the Dikmen and Durağan districts after it began raining early on Monday evening and continued into Tuesday.The downpours have caused a river to burst

July 04, 2012

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Heavy rains caused mudslides in Aizigou Valley in China

From Wednesday night to early Thursday morning, downpours lashed Ningnan county in the Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture of Sichuan. The heavy rains caused mudslides around 6:15 am in the Aizigou Valley, where construction workers from Three Gorges Co were staying as

June 30, 2012