Articles tagged "landslides"

himalaya landslide april 2019

Unusually high level of landslides worldwide, over 1 000 fatalities so far this year

More than 1 000 people have been killed across the world so far this year as a result of an unusually high number of landslides, according to landslides expert Dr. Dave Petley, Vice-President (Research and Innovation) at the University of Sheffield, UK. Even though...

April 18, 2019

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7 killed, 13 missing after landslide hits northern China's Shanxi Province

A massive rescue operation with more than 600 people involved is underway Saturday, March 16, 2019, after a landslide hit a residential area in northern China's Shanxi Province, killing 7 people and leaving 13 others missing. The slide hit the township of...

March 16, 2019

thanpal dam landslide kashmir march 2 2019

Massive landslide near Thanpal Dam, India

A massive landslide took place near Thanpal Dam in Indian-controlled Kashmir on March 2, 2019 and was captured on camera. The slide has been associated with a period of heavy rainfall across the region, which has led to substantial damage, landslides expert Dave...

March 04, 2019

landslide bolivia febraury 2 2019

Deadly highway collapse after heavy rain hits La Paz, Bolivia

A part of a highway northwest of capital La Paz, Bolivia collapsed on February 2, 2019, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 20. The incident happened around 07:50 local time near a spot known as El Choro in Puente Armas after several days of heavy...

February 04, 2019

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Russia approves use of explosives to move huge amounts of debris blocking Bureya River

Russian president Vladimir Putin has approved the use of 11 carriages of special explosives to move a huge amount of debris left after a massive landslide created huge natural dam at the Bureya River in remote Khabarovsk region of southern Russia. The slide took...

January 17, 2019

spain landslide train derailment november 20 2018

Landslide caused by heavy rain derails train near Barcelona, Spain

One person was killed and 44 others injured early November 20, 2018, when a train near Barcelona derailed due to a landslide caused by heavy rain. The six-carriage train was carrying 131 passengers, according to operator Adif. Three people sustained serious...

November 20, 2018

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Deadly landslides caused by Typhoon "Yutu" (Rosita), Philippines

At least 13 people have been killed and dozens are left trapped under debris after heavy rains unleashed by Typhoon "Yutu," known in the Philippines as Rosita, caused flash floods and triggered landslides on October 29 and 30, 2018. The worst affected were...

October 31, 2018

sw china landslide lake river october 11 2018

Large landslide blocks a river in southwest China

A large landslide hit Bolo Township of Tibet's Qamdo, on the border between Sichuan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, on Thursday, October 11, 2018, blocking a section of Jinsha River. Water levels sharply rose and returned to normal late...

October 16, 2018

marquetalia colombia landslide october 11 2018

Deadly landslide hits Marquetalia, central Colombia

At least 11 people have been killed and 4 injured after a landslide hit several homes in the central Colombian town of Marquetalia (population 15 000) during the early morning hours of October 11, 2018. The event took place at around 02:30 local time after heavy...

October 14, 2018

uganda bududa district landslide october 11 2018

At least 43 dead after massive landslide hits Bududa district, eastern Uganda

At least 43 people have been killed and 21 others injured Thursday, October 11, 2018, after what officials described as 'massive landslide' hit eastern Uganda's Bududa district. The event reportedly affected 4 villages. This mountainous region is...

October 12, 2018

naga city cebu philippines landslide september 20 2018

Massive landslide buries 24 homes in Cebu, leaving more than 60 dead and missing, Philippines

A large landslide buried between 20 and 24 homes near a limestone quarry site on the fringes of Naga City of Cebu Province in the central Philippines early September 20, 2018. Most of the residents were still asleep when the slide took place. 12 bodies have been...

September 20, 2018

himachal pradesh landslide august 7 2018

Massive landslide hits Himachal Pradesh, India

A massive landslide hit Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, after days of heavy rain battered the region. The slide took place in Kinnaur's Ribba area. While it reportedly washed away many vehicles and a few houses, there are no reports of...

August 08, 2018

train derailment turkey july 8 2018

Culvert failure causes major train derailment, Turkey

A major train accident took place in Turkey's Tekirdağ province on July 8, 2018, after the ground between the culvert and the rail collapsed due to heavy rain. In total, 24 people were killed and 73 injured. The train was carrying more than 360 passengers....

July 10, 2018

landslide iceland july 2018

Very large landslide blocks a river near Hitardal, western Iceland

A very large landslide detached from the Fagraskógarfjall massif near Hitardal in western Iceland early Saturday morning, July 7, 2018. The slide blocked a well-known salmon fishing river with mud and rock, almost completely changing the landscape. Although...

July 09, 2018

landslide myanmar kachin state june 22 2018

Deadly landslide hits Phakant Township, Kachin State, Myanmar

Six people have been killed Friday, June 22, 2018, after heavy monsoon rains caused floods and landslides in Phakant Township of Kachin State, Myanmar. According to government sources, the landslides occurred near Pantin Bridge, Maw-wan Ward, beside No. 1 Main road....

June 23, 2018

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Heavy monsoon rains trigger deadly landslide in Mizoram, India

At least 10 people have been killed and one was injured after heavy rains triggered a large landslide in the Lunglei town of northeast India's state of Mizoram on June 5, 2018. Heavy rains are expected to continue today. State officials said the landslide was...

June 05, 2018

ethiopia landslide may 26 2018

Landslide kills 23 people in Oromia, Ethiopia

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed 23 people in Ethiopia on Saturday, May 26, 2018. 6 others sustained severe injuries. The slide took place on Saturday evening in Oromia region after hours of heavy rainfall. 16 of the fatalities were women. Ethiopia is...

May 28, 2018

sichuan landslide may 5 2018

Massive landslide hits Sichuan Province, China

A massive landslide buried a road section in Mabian Yi Autonomous County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on May 5, 2018, terrifying the people who witnessed the disaster. Soil and boulders estimated over 50 000 cubic meters (1.7 million ft3) in volume cut...

May 07, 2018

Lyuliang City landslide china april 30 2018

9 killed as landslide hits Lyuliang City of China's Shanxi Province

At least nine people have been killed after a landslide hit north China's Shanxi Province early Monday, April 30, 2018. Authorities said the slide happened around 04:57 local time Monday morning in Caijiazhuang village in Lishi District of Lyuliang City. More...

April 30, 2018

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Deadly landslide hits Nakatsu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan

A massive landslide hit the mountainous area of Nakatsu City in Kyushu's Oita Prefecture, Japan on April 11, 2018, leaving at least 1 person dead and 5 missing. There was no significant rain in this region over the past 24 hours, leaving the cause of disaster...

April 11, 2018

llusco cusco peru landslide february march 2018

State of emergency after landslide destroys over 100 homes, Peru

The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency for the district of Llusco in the department of Cusco last week after a massive slow-moving landslide destroyed over 100 homes and other structures. There are no reports of injuries and IGP said such events are...

March 09, 2018

colombia landslide january 21 2018

13 killed as landslide hits a bus in Colombia's Narino

At least 13 people were killed after a landslide swept away a small bus into a ravine in an area called Devil's Nose in Narino department, southeast Colombia on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Search and rescue operations didn't start until Sunday as locals...

January 22, 2018

villa santa lucia mudslide chile december 16 2017

Massive mudslide hits Villa Santa Lucía in southern Chile, leaving 3 dead, 15 missing

A massive mudslide tore through a small town of Villa Santa Lucía, Palena Province of Los Lagos Region in southern Chile on Saturday, December 16, 2017, burying a vast swath of the town under mud and debris. At least 3 people have been killed and 15 are...

December 17, 2017

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Lake-like structure after landslide at Gangotri glacier, source of River Ganges

Authorities are monitoring a lake-like structure that formed a few months ago after a heavy landslide occurred at Gaumukh, the mouth of Gangotri glacier in Uttarakhand, India. This glacier, one of the primary sources of River Ganges, is one of the largest in the...

December 14, 2017

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Mountainside collapse in Oman leaves several people trapped

Several people are feared trapped under rubble after a mountainside collapsed on them in Samail Province, Oman on October 19, 2017. According to a statement from the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA), preliminary information indicates the...

October 20, 2017

yosemite national park rockfall september 27 2017

Rockfall at Yosemite's El Capitan kills one, injures another, California

A deadly rockfall occurred in Yosemite National Park from El Capitan, a granite monolith above Yosemite Valley at 13:52 PDT (20:52 UTC) on September 27, 2017. The incident happened at the height of the climbing season. The release point appears to be near the...

September 28, 2017

muko rubanda uganda landslide september 26 2017

At least 12 dead, 10 missing after landslide hits Rubanda, Uganda

At least 12 people have died and another 10 are missing after a landslide caused by heavy rains hit the western Ugandan district of Rubanda on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. A police spokesman said early Wednesday that 12 people are confirmed dead. He told Xinhua that...

September 27, 2017

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Massive rockslope collapse with 35 fatalities caught on a remarkable video

A massive landslide hit Bijie City in Zhangjiawan Township, Nayong County of southwest China's Guizhou province at about 10:40 local time on Monday, August 28, 2017, affecting 34 households. At least three people have died, seven are injured and another 32 are...

August 29, 2017

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Eight missing after major landslide at Piz Cengalo, Switzerland

Eight people are missing after a major landslide occurred at Piz Cengalo mountain in the Bregaglia range of Swiss Alps at 09:30 CET on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Experts estimate some 4 million m3 (141.2 million ft3) of rocks tumbled down the mountain, known for...

August 24, 2017

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Landslide destroys 71 houses, kills at least 24 in China's Sichuan

A massive landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Gengdi Village in Qiaowo Town of Puge County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan province around 06:00 local time Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017, killing 24 people and leaving at least...

August 08, 2017

violent landslide strucks busy road china july 2017

Video shows violent landslide burying cars in south China's Guangxi Zhuang

Dashcam footage captured the moment a violent landslide suddenly struck a busy road in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The slide left eight vehicles buried in the mud and three injured. In total, sixteen drivers and...

July 20, 2017

arunachal pradesh landslide july 11 2017

Large landslide hits Arunachal Pradesh, leaving 16 dead and 6 missing

A large landslide triggered by four days of heavy rainfall hit Laptap village in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday afternoon, July 11, 2017, burying several homes and leaving at least 16 people dead and 6 missing. Authorities are urging residents to...

July 12, 2017

massive landslide hits china sichuan june 2017

Massive landslide hits China, over 120 people buried under huge rocks

The Sichuan provincial government said huge rocks which came from a mountain engulfed 62 homes and a hotel during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 24, 2017. Late afternoon, officials confirmed 15 deaths and said more than 120 are still believed to be buried...

June 24, 2017

guatemala landslide june 20 2017

Large landslide kills at least 11 people in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

A large landslide caused by heavy rains hit Guatemala's municipality of San Pedro Soloma, department of Huehuetenango, at 05:30 (local time) on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, killing at least 11 people. According to CONRED, a part of a hillside collapsed, spilled onto...

June 20, 2017

bangladesh landslides june 2017

At least 136 killed in Bangladesh landslides, death toll expected to rise

Heavy monsoon rains caused deadly floods and landslides, killing at least 68 people throughout southeast Bangladesh on June 13, 2017. Most of the deaths were caused by landslides. Officials fear the death toll will rise as rescue workers reach remote areas....

June 13, 2017

kurbu tash landslide april 2017 kyrgyzstan

Massive landslide in Osh region, Kyrgyzstan

A massive landslide with the volume of 2.8 million m3 (98.8 million ft3) hit the Kurbu-Tash village on April 24, 2017, damaging 84.8 hectares (209 acres) of agricultural land. As of May 13, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations said, there are 56...

May 17, 2017

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Landslide buries 24 in southwestern Kyrgyzstan, warnings ignored

24 people were killed after a landslide tore through a part of a village in southwestern Kyrgyzstan early Saturday, April 29, 2017. According to local authorities, residents ignored official warnings. The slide hit the village of Ayu in the Uzgen District of Osh...

April 29, 2017

banaran village landslide indonesia april 1 2017

Massive landslide hits Banaran village, East Java, Indonesia

A massive landslide caused by extreme amounts of rain hit remote Banaran village in Ponorogo Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia around 08:00 local time on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The Banaran village is in an area of high landslide risk and locals say that signs...

April 03, 2017

kakanj landslide february 2017

Massive mine waste landslide at Kakanj, Bosnia

A massive mine waste landslide from an open pit coal mine occurred at Kakanj in Bosnia and Herzegovina last week, blocking a river and forcing 150 people to evacuate Friday, February 24, 2017. The lake created by the landslide overflowed Saturday morning, February...

February 26, 2017

slow moving landslide slicing hill abruzzo italy

Slow-moving landslide slicing a hill in Abruzzo, Italy

Like the country didn't have enough natural disasters over the past several months, and years, yet another unstoppable disaster is affecting Italy's central region of Abruzzo, albeit rather slowly. Civil authorities reported a slow-moving landslide is...

February 24, 2017