Landslide

Torrential rainfalls trigger flooding and landslides in Ecuador

Torrential rainfall during late January 2016 triggered severe flooding and landslides in parts of Ecuador. 9 people have lost their lives in weather-related incidents, and numerous homes and infrastructure suffered extensive damage. The worst affected areas,...

February 04, 2016

Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides hit Nariño, Colombia

Heavy rainfalls that have been battering western Colombia since January 25, 2016, have caused severe floods and landslides in the Nariño region, on the border with Ecuador, Colombia Civil Defense reported. At least 8 provinces in the area reported flooding. ...

January 27, 2016

Another landslide hits the jade mining region in the Kachin State, Myanmar

Another landslide hit the Hpakant jade mining region in the Kachin State, Myanmar on January 25, 2016. The number of missing people is not known yet, and local authorities are currently engaged in a search and rescue operation in the area. The latest landslide is...

January 26, 2016

New landslide hits Myanmar's jade mine in Hpakant, dozens feared missing

A new landslide hit jade mining region in Hpakant, Myanmar on December 25, 2015, leaving, according to witnesses, as many as 50 people missing. Nilar Mying, an official from Hpakant Administrative Office, said for AFP that the rescue process has started. "We...

December 26, 2015

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

Landslide in Visakhapatnam kills 4 people, India

A landslide at Sanjeevayyangar in Thatichetalpalem area, Visakhapatnam, India killed four people and left numerous injured on December 20, 2015. A large boulder fell from a small hill nearby in the early morning hours (local time) and left 3 people buried alive...

December 21, 2015

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

A plume of deep moisture brings heavy flooding and landslides across the Pacific Northwest

Heavy rainfalls and strong winds battered the Pacific Northwest during December 7 and 8, 2015, triggering flooding and landslides across the area. A few areas have seen record amount of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) and the...

December 08, 2015

Large landslide near Chandigarh-Manali highway, India

A large piece of a mountain near Chandigarh-Manali highway, India collapsed on December 7, 2015, sending tourist below running for their lives. Video credit: Santosh Rana via YouTube The large landslide was caught on a mobile phone camera, in a 31 second video, as...

December 08, 2015

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

Sumatra hit by floods and landslides

Heavy rainfalls triggered floods and landslides in portions of West and North Sumatra on November 29, 2015. More than 500 homes have been inundated and some reported severe damage, being completely buried by the landslides. Severe rainstorms which have been...

November 30, 2015

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

Famous Egremni Beach in Greece completely wipped away by a series of large landslides

A series of large landslides, triggered by the strong earthquake that hit near the west coast of Greece on November 17, 2015, caused one of the world's most beautiful beaches, on the island of Lefkada, to perish. In bad geological news, Egremni beach basically...

November 23, 2015

Massive landslide in Myanmar kills at least 90 people, more than 100 missing

A massive landslide near a jade mine in the state of Kachin, northern Myanmar killed at least 90 people and left more than 100 missing on November 21, 2015. Most of them were scavengers sifting through a huge mountain of tailings and waste in the hope of finding...

November 22, 2015

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

A giant rock avalanche recorded in the Swiss Alps

A giant rock broke off the side of the Mel de la Niva mountain, near Evolene region in the Swiss Alps on October 19, 2015. A geologists who was taking video shots near the area witnessed the fall and documented it on a footage. The 2 000 cubic meters (70 269 cubic...

October 24, 2015

Massive mudslide engulfs Highway 58 near the Tehachapi Mountains, California

Flash floods and resulting massive mudslide caused by heavy rainfall that hit California's Mojave region on October 15, 2015, engulfed around 200 vehicles, including 115 passenger cars, 75 tractor trailers and 2 buses carrying tourists, on Highway 58 (Interstate...

October 19, 2015

Torrential downpours trigger flash floods and a deadly landslide in eastern Myanmar

Severe rainfall has been affecting Kayah State in eastern Myanmar, over the last couple of days. Torrential downpours have caused strong flash floods and a violent landslide in the area. At least 17 people died and 60 homes have been devastated, while 360 people...

October 13, 2015

Major landslide claims 186 lives so far, Guatemala

The number of deaths reported from a major landslide in Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala is still on the rise, media reported, as of October 6, 2015. Video credit: Euro News Severe rainstorms that battered the small town in Guatemala, about 17 km (10 miles) east of...

October 07, 2015

Massive landslide in Guatemala leaves 600 people missing

A huge landslide, triggered by heavy downpours, collapsed onto Santa Catarina Pinula town, Guatemala on October 2, 2015. 30 people have been reported dead so far, and hundreds have gone missing. Rescue teams are actively sweeping the grounds in search of survivors....

October 03, 2015

Floods and landslides affecting Sri Lanka leave 7 people dead

Heavy rains that were sweeping Sri Lanka since September 25, 2015, caused landslides and floods across the affected areas. At least 7 people were reported dead and 286 displaced, as of September 26, according to the national authorities.A significant part of Sri Lanka h

September 29, 2015

Tropical Storm "Etau" hits mainland Japan, heavy rain causes flooding and landslides

Tropical Storm "Etau" made landfall in Aichi prefecture, central Japan, around 01:00 UTC on September 9, 2015 (10:00 local time). Etau is bringing very heavy rain and causing floods and landslides. Weather officials issued evacuation advisories for several cit

September 09, 2015

Floods and mudslides across the northeastern Turkey: 7 dead, 17 injured

Strong rainstorm hit the Turkey's northeastern province of Artvin, causing floods and landslides across the affected region on the night of August 24, 2015. 7 people died, 17 were injured, and another 3 went missing in flood related incidents, Kemal Cirit, the provi

August 25, 2015

A sudden, violent landslide devastates the Hindu pilgrimage site in Himachal Pradesh, India

A sudden and extremely intense landslide was reported at the Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara site in Himachal Pradesh, India, on August 18, 2015. The extreme event left at least 7 people dead, and injured another 11.A strong, high energy landslide near Kulu appears to have

August 21, 2015

Heavy rains and strong winds batter Chile leaving 5 people dead and 1 000 evacuated

Heavy rainfall and strong winds have battered the northern cities of Santiago and Ocotillo, Chile, during the weekend starting on August 8. The Chilean government has declared the state of emergency in response to the storm. 5 people died in flood related incidents, 1 0

August 11, 2015

A number of landslide events in southwest Japan: The Fukaminato River landslide video

Heavy rainfall which affected the southwest Japan are thought to have triggered a number of landslide events in the month of July. The third in a row landslide happened on July 28, 2015, in the Kagoshima Prefecture, forcing the residents of the nearby Tarumizu town to r

August 04, 2015

Heavy rainfall triggers landslides in Nepal: 30 people dead, 42 missing

Landslides in Nepal, caused by the heavy rainfall on Thursday, July 30, killed at least 30 people in the villages near Pokhara town, while 42 others remain missing.Heavy rainfall affected western Nepal over the last couple of days. 116 mm (4.56 inches) of rain was measu

July 30, 2015

Almaty region in southern Kazakhstan hit by floods and mudslide, state of emergency declared

Three areas in the Almaty region of southern Kazakhstan have been affected by the mudflow outbursts of the Kargalinka river, July 23, 2015. Local media reported 5 injuries and 900 people evacuated from their homes. A state of emergency has been declared across the affec

July 24, 2015

Landslide forces 350 people to evacuate, Guatemala

A landslide caused by recent heavy rainfall, has prompted authorities to evacuate 350 people in the province of Chinautla, Guatemala on Saturday morning, July 11.The landslide completely destroyed 10 houses and moderately damaged further 11, according to the country'

July 14, 2015

Tropical Storm "Linfa" (Egay) brings landslides and floods to the Philippines

Heavy rainfall and strong winds brought to the Philippines by the Tropical Storm "Linfa", locally known as "Egay", has battered the Cordillera region on the island of Luzon, causing river swelling and landslides on July 6, 2015.The tropical storm hit

July 06, 2015

Video animation of landslide dam-break and catastrophic flood / debris flow through Tbilisi, Georgia

A huge landslide blocked the Vere River on June 13, 2015 creating a natural dam which collapsed the following day and sent huge fast moving stream of water toward capital Tbilisi, Georgia severely flooding the city. The flood caused extensive damage to the city and left

June 23, 2015

Deadly floods and landslides hit eastern Nepal as monsoon season starts

After devastating earthquake on April 25 which left many slopes across Nepal unstable and vulnerable to landslides, Nepal is now facing a season of heavy monsoon rains which already triggered floods and deadly landslides in country's northeast. At least 55 people

June 11, 2015

Deadly M6.2 earthquake hits Northern Borneo, Malaysia

A strong earthquake M6.2 (Geoscience Australia) hit Northern Borneo, Malaysia at 23:15 UTC on June 4, 2015. GA is reporting depth of 77 km (47 miles). USGS recorded M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).The Malaysian Meteorological Department reports M5.9 earthquake, cen

June 05, 2015

Massive landslide hits Santa Margarita, northern Colombia

At least 47 people have been killed after a massive landslide buried the small town of Santa Margarita around 08:00 UTC (03:00 local time) on Monday, May 18, 2015. According to media reports, heavy rain caused the river Liboriana to burst its banks setting off the lands

May 18, 2015

Landslide in Langtang Valley, Nepal

The small village of Langtang, which was located along a popular trekking route near the base of Mount Langtang, was completely buried by ice and rocks shaken loose by devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. At least 200 people died in this disaster.

May 05, 2015