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EOS   10 May 2018   World   World  
<p>Unlike earthquakes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, and other natural disasters that are observed in real time by worldwide networks of satellites and sensors, landslides and other types of mass movement are not consistently monitored on a global scale, despite ...
Phuket Gazette   15 September 2017   Thailand   Kamala region, Phuket  
<p>Landslide at a construction of a planned 9 villa complex in Kamala after heavy rains overnight and this morning. The landslide appears to have happened near Baan Hua Kuan, Kamala.</p>
The Daily Star   26 July 2017   Bangladesh   Cox's Bazar  
<p>Monsoon torrential rain triggered fresh landslides in Cox's Bazar killing at least five people yesterday.<br>Heavy rainfall in the peak of monsoon has caused water-logging in the coastal and hill districts for the last few days disrupting usual business ...
BBC NEWS   26 June 2017   China   Sichuan  
<p>More than 90 people remain missing after a huge landslide buried homes in a village in Sichuan province, south-western China.<br />Thousands of rescuers were deployed after some 40 homes were destroyed in Maoxian county, in what one local man said had been ...
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ABC News   14 June 2017   Bangladesh   Rangamati  
<p>At least 147 people have died in Bangladesh and neighbouring regions of northeast India after heavy rains triggered a series of landslides and extensive flooding, officials said.</p> <p>Densely populated Bangladesh is battered by storms, floods and landslides ...
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Reuters   29 May 2017   Sri Lanka   Asia  
<p>Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue, officials said on Sunday.</p><p>More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian ...
SFGgate.com   25 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>A Big Sur bridge on Highway 1 is the latest victim of this season's brutal rainy season. </p><p>The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has multiple cracks in one of its support columns and and has been closed to traffic since Feb. 15. Caltrans announced after a bridge ...
BBC NEWS   08 April 2016   UK   Cornwall  
<p>Chunks of cliff weakened by prolonged rainfall have collapsed at three separate sites.<br />Cornwall Council has warned of more possible landslides following the collapses along the north coast of Cornwall in the past week.<br />The cliff gave way near ...
AccuWeather   14 January 2016   USA   California  
<p>After a fire burns an area of land, the vegetation roots that help stabilize the soil are destroyed. Debris left behind can be pushed around with ease in heavy rain. Just like ashes after a bonfire, the debris is light.</p> <p>"Each one can bring a significant ...
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The Guardian   03 October 2015   Guatemala   Santa Catarina Pinula  
<p>The collapse of a hillside onto a town on the edge of Guatemala City has killed at least 26 people and left hundreds missing as rescue crews search for survivors in homes buried by dirt and sludge. Loosened by heavy rains, tons of dirt and trees tumbled ...