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<p>The work, published in Geophysical Research Letters1 last month, highlights the risk of quake-triggered landslides to hydropower development in the Himalayas &mdash; a global hotspot for this type of energy source.</p>
BBC NEWS   02 May 2018   UK   Wales  
<p>A landslide has closed a road in Neath Port Talbot after 80 tonnes of tree, mud and debris fell into the road.</p> <p>Cymmer Road in Glyncorrwg was closed after the material fell from a hillside in the Afan Valley in the early hours of Wednesday morning.</p ...
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The Washington Post   13 March 2018   Croatia   Kostajnica  
<p>ZAGREB, Croatia &mdash; A landslide caused by melting snow destroyed several houses Tuesday in central Croatia, sending people fleeing from their homes in panic. No serious injuries were reported.</p> <p>The landslide in the town of Hrvatska Kostajnica ...
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<p>Construction work at the 111 MW Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project has picked up speed lately after being in the doldrums for more than a year.</p><p>China International Water and Electric Corporation, the contractor for the civil works, had abandoned the project ...
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<p>Some longtime residents of Big Sur figured nature hadn’t finished with them this year. Over the weekend, they were proved right.</p><p>With a loud boom and a cloud of dust, part of a mountainside slid into the Pacific Ocean on Saturday night, swallowing ...
CBC News   31 March 2017   United States, Canada   Americas  
<p>A landslide in South Surrey, B.C., has shut down Amtrak train service between Vancouver and Seattle.</p> <p>Amtrak said BNSF, which owns the railway, has suspended passenger railway traffic on the tracks until Friday, March 31. Amtrak said it is providing ...
RNZ   11 August 2016   Auckland   New Zealand  
<p>A slip is causing traffic delays in Coromandel, while clean-up crews are tackling road damage caused by flooding north of Auckland. The New Zealand Transport Agency said the slip, just south of Coromandel Town, was below the road and was being assessed ...   19 April 2016   Japan   Minamiaso  
<p>Drone footage of a huge landslide near the mountain town of Minamiaso reveals the devastating aftermath of series of powerful earthquakes that recently rocked Japan, killing 42 people.</p> <p>The footage shows an entire forest of trees, motorways and cars ...
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Mashable   16 April 2016   Japan   Kumamoto  
<p>Toppled buildings and destroyed roads could be seen throughout the Kyushu island of Japan on Saturday local time as people began to assess the damage of an overnight 7.3-magnitude earthquake. <br>And just hours after daylight broke, a 5.4-magnitude temblor ...
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The Guardian   04 April 2016   Pakistan   Peshawar  
<p>Rescuers are attempting to reach thousands of people stranded by floods and landslides in Pakistan&rsquo;s north-west and parts of Kashmir after the death toll rose to 55.</p>
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