Tag - landslides



Locals dig during search-and-rescue efforts at the site of a landslide at Yambali village in the region of Maip Mulitaka in Papua New Guinea's Enga Province on May 30.
Jun 4, 2024
'High likelihood' of more landslides at Papua New Guinea disaster site
Locals' continued recovery efforts could provoke another landslide in the area, and relocating them should be "non-negotiable," government experts said.
This handout photo taken on May 28 shows locals digging at the site of a landslide at Yambali village in the region of Maip Mulitaka, in Papua New Guinea's Enga Province.
May 29, 2024
'A mountain fell on them,' says rescue worker at PNG landslide site
Rescue officials say chances of finding survivors are slim.
Locals gather amid the damage after a landslide in Maip Mulitaka, Enga province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday.
May 27, 2024
More than 2,000 buried alive in Papua New Guinea landslide
Treacherous terrain, a remote location and water flowing under the debris, make it extremely dangerous to search for survivors.
Locals gather to help in the search effort after a landslide that hit in Papua New Guinea's Enga province on Friday.
May 26, 2024
More than 670 estimated dead in Papua New Guinea landslide: U.N.
The unforgiving terrain, damaged roads and an outbreak of tribal violence nearby have seriously hamstrung efforts to get help into the disaster zone.
A monument for the Great Kanto Earthquake on the premises of the education ministry in Tokyo
Apr 23, 2024
Use of disaster monument symbols expanding five years after launch
As of March, the number of these symbols put on maps maintained by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan has surpassed 2,000 nationwide.
Jamoliddin Makhmaliyev sits with his grandson and granddaughters in front of his new house in the village of Khuroson, some 70 kilometers south of the Tajikistan capital Dushanbe, on March 26. “We lived in fear, until the day the mountain collapsed and destroyed our house,” recalls his wife Yodgoroy. Tajikistan is the Central Asian country most vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Apr 17, 2024
Tajikistan builds villages for climate migrants fleeing fatal landslides
The former Soviet country says it relocated 45,000 people between 2000 and 2017, and that tens of thousands of others are waiting their turn.
Palm trees in strong winds as the second and more powerful of two atmospheric river storms arrives to Santa Barbara, California, on Sunday
WORLD / Society
Feb 6, 2024
Pacific storm batters California with high winds, flooding and mudslides
The storm system, caused by dense moisture from the subtropical waters around Hawaii, is affecting areas that are home to some 35 million people.
Rescue team members work on Thursday near a burned vehicle that had been buried in a landslide in Shimokitayama, Nara Prefecture.
Dec 29, 2023
Apparent human bone found in car caught in Nara landslide
Nara Prefectural Police are trying to identify the bone, believing that it belonged to a man in his 70s who could not be reached.
According to the Nara Prefectural Police and other sources, a slope about 5 meters high and 20 to 30 meters wide along National Route 169 collapsed, blocking the road with mud.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 25, 2023
Multiple cars may be caught in landslide in Nara Prefecture
According to authorities, a slope collapsed, blocking areas along the national road with mud.
A collapsed road near the Saji River in Tottori Prefecture after Typhoon Lan hit the region in August
Sep 25, 2023
Japan to introduce new system for sharing disaster information
The digitalized system is expected to facilitate smoother communication and swift rescue and recovery efforts.
Flooding from heavy rains is seen in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, on Friday.
Sep 9, 2023
Record rain in parts of Japan after tropical storm
Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, recorded 392 millimeters of rain overnight into Saturday — the largest amount to hit the city in a 24-hour span since 1976.
Japan Times
Jul 15, 2023
Heavy rains and flooding leave at least 22 dead in South Korea
South Korea is at the peak of its summer monsoon season and there has been heavy rainfall for the last three days, triggering widespread flooding and landslides.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
Local politician dies as torrential rain sweeps Sea of Japan coast
The Meteorological Agency alerted residents to be wary of mudslides, flooding in low-lying areas and of rivers bursting their banks.
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2023
Death toll from southwestern Japan rain rises to seven
Five were found dead in Fukuoka Prefecture, and the other two were found in neighboring Saga Prefecture.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2023
Three killed and eight missing as heavy rain triggers landslides in southern Japan
Authorities ordered tens of thousands of residents to leave their homes as the deluge hit.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2023
One dead and three missing after heavy rain pounds wide area of Japan
The weather agency warned of an increased risk of landslides and flooding of rivers in eastern Japan on Saturday as severe weather continued across parts of the country.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2023
Heavy rain lashes Japan as tropical storm passes south of archipelago
The rain disrupted travel along the country's busiest shinkansen line and prompted one city in Aichi Prefecture to issue a level 5 warning over imminent flooding.
Japan Times
May 7, 2023
In G7 host Hiroshima, a climate disaster in all but name
A minority of Japanese are seriously worried about how warming will affect them. Recent disasters indicate they probably should be.
Japan Times
May 7, 2023
Quake-hit Ishikawa braces for more aftershocks and rain
Heavy rainfall is forecast for the prefecture over the weekend, which could raise the risk of landslides in areas where the ground has been loosened by the quakes.
Japan Times
Mar 24, 2023
Japanese government urges release of missing persons' names in event of disaster
The government has urged local authorities to publicly disclose the names of people who are missing during disasters without the family's consent to speed up rescue operations.


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