Landslide

Sri Lanka landslide leaves more than 300 missing

More than 300 people are missing after days of heavy monsoon rain caused a landslide that buried 150 houses in south-central Sri Lanka village of Haldummulla on Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014. The houses affected were in an area of hilly ridges particularly vulnera

October 30, 2014

Days of heavy rain, floods and deadly landslides across Central America

A slow moving low pressure system coming from the Caribbean Sea started affecting Nicaragua and surrounding countries on October 9th dumping record amounts of heavy rainfall. By October 20th, floods and landslides that followed claimed lives of more than 30 people throu

October 20, 2014

Remnants of Tropical Storm "Trudy" dump heavy rain and cause deadly landslides in Mexico

Tropical Storm "Trudy" formed about 140 km southwest of Mexico on Friday and made landfall about 125 km east of Acapulco on Saturday morning (local time), October 18, 2014. Trudy had maximum sustained winds of around 100 km/h (62 mph) when it hit. A sharp weak

October 20, 2014

Record breaking rainfall causes floods and landslides, Nicaragua

A slow moving low pressure system dumped record amounts of heavy rainfall on north and south-western Nicaragua on October 9, 2014. Floods and landslides were reported in the departments of Rivas, Granada, Chinandega and Rio San Juan.Marcio Baca, Director General of Mete

October 11, 2014

Sunkoshi landslide a continuous disaster, Nepal

Nearly 2 kilometers of hillside collapsed in rugged northern Nepal at 20:51 UTC on August 1, 2014 (02:36 local time on August 2) causing a massive landslide which buried dozens of homes in the village of Jure and killed 156 people. Some 5.5 million cubic meters (194 mil

September 23, 2014

Another round of heavy rains, floods and landslides hits Assam, India

The second round of heavy monsoon rains, floods and landslides to hit northeastern India this month already claimed lives of at least 22 people, Assam state officials said on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.The government rushed personnel of the National Disaster Response F

September 23, 2014

Sadal village completely submerged by a landslide, Jammu and Kashmir

Landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains has completely submerged Sadal village in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Udhampur, Khalil Ahmed Poswal said around 22 to 23 houses were buried in the de

September 10, 2014

Heavy rain, flash floods and landslides hit South Korea

Parts of South Korea experienced huge amounts of rainfall and flooding on August 24 and 25, 2014. Heavy rain was brought by the same system that caused severe floods in Japan last week. At least 1 person was killed and four others were miss

August 26, 2014

Record breaking rainfall causes deadly Hiroshima landslides, Japan

Record breaking rainfall caused flooding and deadly landslides in the Hiroshima city early Wednesday, August 20, 2014. According to latest reports [21:00 UTC today], 39 people were confirmed dead and 7 were still missing.Hiroshi Ikeya, a landslide ex

August 20, 2014

Monsoon disasters - floods and landslides devastate Nepal

Nepal is experiencing one of the most devastating monsoon seasons in last couple of years with at least 37 landslides and debris flows reported over the past four months. In flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain that started on Wednesday,

August 16, 2014

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

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

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

Balkan continues to fight with historic floods

Devastating floods continue to affect Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. More than 2.5 million people have been affected, nearly one million people have been displaced and lost access to clear water. At least 100 000 structures and homes

May 21, 2014

Safety fears as people drawn to Afghan mudslide site

Government officials and aid workers are worried about the safety of people drawn to the site of a catastrophic mudslide in northeastern Afghanistan in search of aid handouts; they warn of the risk of further landslides and flooding.Many of those in tents around the imm

May 07, 2014

Thousands missing after hill collapse buries village in northeastern Afghanistan

After severe flooding that affected more than 67 000 and took lives of over 150 people in northeastern Afghanistan, heavy rains that started on April 24th, unleashed another deadly disaster today. Local government officials said a hill collapsed and buried a v

May 02, 2014

A flight over the massive landslide near Oso, Washington

After devastating landslide near the town of Oso, Washington, on March 22, 2014 Snohomish County released the video of a flight over the landslide zone. This massive landslide was likely caused by a combination of above average rainfall and

March 28, 2014

Deadly landslide struck near the town of Oso, US state of Washington

Huge landslide caused by recent heavy rain destroyed six houses and covered a road near the town of Oso on Saturday, about 90 km (55 miles) north of Seatle in north-western American state of Washington. At least three people have been killed and several badly

March 23, 2014

Manuel re-intensified to hurricane strength, expected to make landfall again

Two tropical storms, Ingrid and Manuel, brought heavy rainfall and caused destruction and chaos throughout Mexico over the last couple of days. Current estimates are that 80 people have been killed. The forecasters are warning of more storms ahead as Manuel

September 19, 2013

Severe floods and deadly landslides hit Sichuan province, China

After days of torrential rain and heavy flooding across parts of southwest China, a deadly landslide occurred in Zhongxing town, Sichuan province, on July 10, 2013. More than 100 rescuers are on the scene at this time. State media said landslide has

July 10, 2013

Dangerous M 6.1 earthquake struck Northern Sumatra, Indonesia - numerous strong aftershocks and landslides reported

A shallow and very dangerous earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.1 (USGS) struck Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on July 2, 2013 at 07:32 UTC. USGS measured depth at 10 km same as EMSC (Mw 6.1). Epicenter was located 55km (34mi) S of Bireun

July 02, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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