Articles tagged "landslide"

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At least 4 dead, 18 missing after major mudflow hits Corinto, Colombia

A devastating mudflow swept through Colombian town of Corinto Tuesday afternoon, November 7, 2017, killing at least 4 people and leaving 18 others missing. A total of 29 people were injured and 22 houses destroyed. The mudflow struck the mountainous town at about...

November 09, 2017

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Massive landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway caught on camera

A massive landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway near Dhalli Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh, India on September 2, 2017, burying eight vehicles and a temple. No one was hurt in the incident, the police said. "A portion of the...

September 04, 2017

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Landslide hits a village in Congo, killing at least 200 people

A large landslide has swept over a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, killing at least 40 people. There are reports mentioning 60 casualties, but they are yet to be confirmed. The slide hit...

August 17, 2017

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Massive landslide sweeps away two buses, up to 50 feared dead, India

A massive landslide caused by heavy rain swept away two buses and several vehicles in Kotrupi on the Mandi-Pathankot National Highway near Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh, India around 01:30 IST Sunday, August 13, 2017 (20:00 UTC, August 12). There were up to 60...

August 13, 2017

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Landslide wrecks Waikato hill, New Zealand

Extremely heavy rains that struck North Island, New Zealand over the past week have caused a huge landslide in Waikato District. According to media reports, the entire hillside in Waikato moved on Sunday, March 12, 2017, after the region saw between 180 and 220 mm...

March 14, 2017

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444 fatal landslides and 2 250 casualties in 2016

According to Dr. Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation at the University of Sheffield, who has been collecting data on the human cost of landslides since 2002, the dataset for 2016 suggests that it was a bad year in terms of the number of...

February 02, 2017

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Landslide buries Mirage Hotel in China's Hubei Province

15 people were trapped after a landslide hit a part of Mirage Hotel in Chengguan town of Nanzhang County, central China's Hubei province around 11:30 UTC (19:30 CST) on January 20, 2017. According to Xinhua, rescue workers have pulled five survivors from the...

January 21, 2017

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Deadly landslide hits Madenköy copper mine in Turkey

At least 4 workers have been killed and 12 still remain trapped underground after a massive landlide hit Madenköy copper mine in Turkey's southeastern Siirt province late November 17, 2016. The death toll is expected to rise. Yasin Aktay, Siirt deputy of...

November 18, 2016

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Impressive quick clay landslide in St-Luc-de-Vincennes, Canada

An impressive quick clay landslide occurred in St-Luc-de-Vincennes, Quebec, Canada on November 10, 2016. Several homes were evacuated, although, luckily, no injuries were reported. A massive portion of land fell into a stream that flows into the St. Lawrence River....

November 11, 2016

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Thousands evacuating after massive landslide creates a dam on Kanka river in Sikkim, India

A massive landslide occurred at Dzongu, northern Sikkim, India on Saturday, August 13, 2016, dumping tons of debris on Kanka river, a tributary of the Teesta river, thus blocking the river and creating a dangerous 46 meters (150 feet) wide dam. As of early Sunday,...

August 14, 2016

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Floods, landslides and abundant snow across Italy claim 5 lives

Torrential downpours and snowstorms lashed Italy since February 27, 2016. Strong storms caused floods and a landslide, widespread power outages, and infrastructural damage. Five people were reported dead so far. The low pressure Atlantic front "Golia"...

February 29, 2016

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Five people missing after a landslide at Mt Annapurna, Nepal

A dry landslide was reported at the base of Mt Annapurna South at Narchyang VDC - 1, Nepal on February 23, 2016. The landslide occurred in the area that suffered deformation at the time of the massive Nepal earthquake in April 2015. Five people went missing. The...

February 23, 2016

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Thousands affected by floods and landslides in Malaysia and Indonesia

Heavy rainfalls that have been battering Malaysia and Indonesia since February 19, 2016, triggered flooding and landslides. Almost 8 000 people have been evacuated in Malaysia while 6 000 homes in Indonesia have suffered damage over the last few days. Several...

February 22, 2016

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Massive landslide leaves remote town of Elk City isolated, Idaho

A massive landslide slid onto Highway 14 in Idaho on February 18, 2016, trapping about 250 people in the small remote town of Elk City. According to Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), about 14 tons of debris slid onto a section of the highway, some 16 km (10...

February 20, 2016

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Massive landslide in Turkey captured on video

A massive landslide occurred at Yaglidere in Giresun, Turkey during the last week. The event was filmed, and uploaded on Youtube on February 11, 2016. Video credit: Hüseyin Yamak via YouTube According to expert's interpretation of the event, the landslide...

February 17, 2016

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Landslide buries a pick-up truck in Peru's Ayachuco region

A large landslide caused by days of heavy rain occurred in Peru's Ayachuco region on December 22, 2015. The event took place about 320 kilometers (200 miles) east of country's capital Lima. Report with the video says that there were, at least, two people...

December 24, 2015

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Landslide buries 33 buildings leaving more than 90 people missing, Shenzhen, China

A massive landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen city of south China's Guangdong Province on Sunday, December 20, 2015, leaving at least 91 people missing. According to Xinhua, police received the report of the landslide at 11:40 (local time) which took...

December 20, 2015

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Deadly landslides hit Sumatra, Indonesia

A landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit a village in western Indonesia on Thursday, December 3, burying the local villagers. This is the second deadly landslip at this area for this week. Twenty huts were brought under the rubble up to 5 meters (16 feet) high...

December 04, 2015

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Vasquez Canyon Road, California suffers extensive distortion on a longer time frame

A large part of the road in Santa Clarita, California experienced rising off the grounds and extensive distortion for at least 3.5 hours on November 10, 2015. In the next couple of days, the road experienced further buckling, and up to date the road was closed over...

November 27, 2015

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Large landslide hits the village of Lidong, eastern China

​A large landslide triggered by heavy rains burried nearly 30 homes in China's Zhejiang Province on the evening of November 13, 2015. On Sunday, November 15, local authorities said the death toll has risen to 21, with 16 people still missing. Only one person...

November 15, 2015

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Very large and spectacular earthflow in Russia

A very large and spectacular earthflow happened on April 1, 2015 on the road between Novokuznetsk and Bolshaya Talda, about 280 km ESE of Novosibirsk, Russia and was captured on video.According to The Landslide Blog comment posted by Michal, the event took place at 13:0

April 20, 2015

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Deadly rockslide on Maoxian County highway in Sichuan, China

A deadly rockslide occurred on a section of the No. 213 National Highway in Maoxian County of Sichuan Province, China on July 17, 2014. According to Xinhua news agency, some 3,000 cubic meters of dirt and stones struck nine

July 23, 2014

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Landslides mark the onset of rainy season in southwest China

Heavy rains marked the onset of the rainy season in China. The Landslide Blog reported an increase in landslides in China, specially in China's Yunnan Province. Massive landslide occurred at Tuohe village in Daguan County, Zhaotong City in Yunnan

July 03, 2014

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Massive landslide swept through Mesa County, western Colorado, U.S.

A massive landslide swept through Mesa County in western Colorado, U.S., on May 25, 2014. According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Department, three people are missing. The slide occurred after a day of rain and a smaller slide earlier in a day.Acc

May 27, 2014

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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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“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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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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Waioeka Gorge landslide in New Zealand

Last week a landslide occurred on the main road out of Gisborne in North Island of New Zealand, which blocked the Waioeka Gorge.  Remarkably, the landslide was captured with a high quality video which can be viewed here. This slip dropped without much warning, the

March 10, 2012

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Large landslide swept throught villages in Papua New Guinea

A landslide swept through two villages in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, covering much of the settlements in mud and leaving up to 40 people missing. PNG is experiencing one of the worst wet seasons, which traditionally runs from December to May, ever, local authorities

January 25, 2012

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Landslides and floods hit Brasil - Entire state of Rio de Janeiro on high alert

About 4000 people evacuated from their homes early on Thursday because of a broken dike (dam to contain the water of rivers) in Campos, North Fluminense, Brasil. On Wednesday the level of the Paraiba do Sul River reached 10.90 meters. Normal level at this time of year

January 06, 2012

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Megaquake and landslide warning for Kashmir in high Himalayas

Roger Bilham, professor of geological sciences on the University of Colorado at Boulder warns that possible magnitude 9 megaquake, combined with hotspot of potential conflict, could unleash nightmare scenario in the troubled Kashmir region of the Indian

December 09, 2011

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Landslide leaves caravans dangling over 60 meters high cliff in South Wales

A geologist was brought in last week after cracks appeared at the top of the cliff at Porthkerry near Barry in South Wales.  But at about 8pm on Monday a 55 meters (60-yard) section collapsed. Witnesses said it sounded like fireworks going off.There are more than

November 02, 2011

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500 landslides derail road traffic in Himachal

Landslides triggered by heavy snowfall and rain in Kullu-Manali region continue to cause destruction of roads as well as private and government property. 150 vehicles, including government buses, have been stuck in villages for many days. Over 500 landslides have

March 06, 2011

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La Paz Cracks equals earthquake of magnitude 9

The landslide occurred in the city of La Paz is equivalent to an earthquake of 9 degrees on the Mercalli scale (maximum 12) as geophysical engineer Jose Luis Telleria said. However, the expert explained that it was not an earthquake.The slippage occurred between the

March 05, 2011

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Earthquakes and deadly mudslide triggers mass evacuation order in Colombia

Authorities in the northern Colombian department of Santander ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents Thursday after mudslides killed at least three. The decision was made amid fears that a double mudslide that hit the village of California in the afternoon could

March 03, 2011

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Hillside collapses in Bolivian capital after heavy rains, destroying 400 houses

Heavy rains caused a hilltop to collapse in a poor neighbourhood of the Bolivian capital Sunday, cracking roads, destroying at least 400 homes and burying people's belongings under mud and debris. There were no fatalities but significant damage from the landslide in

February 28, 2011