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Landslide Incidences for the period 2017 Back to Lanslide Hazard

  • Landslide in Upper Gurpisey, South Sikkim (20 September 2017)
    A small debris slide occurred in Upper Gurpisey, Namchi, South Sikkim on 20.09.2017 at around 02.00 hrs. Tragedy struck due to torrential rainfall over the past 24 hours. The landslide caused loss of 03 human lives, injuries to 02 person and damages to properties.

  • Landslide on on NH-5 near Dhalli area, Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh (02 September 2017)
    Heavy monsoon rainfall triggered a massive rock slide (reactivated) on NH-5 near Dhalli area, Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh on 2nd September, 2017 which resulted complete damage of few parked vehicles, blockage and damage of National Highway and partial damage of a temple building. No casualties were reported due to the slide.

  • Landslide incidence at Kotrupi on National Highway-154, Padhar Tehsil, Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh (13 August 2017)
    On 13 August 2017, a massive landslide took place at Kotrupi on National Highway-154, Padhar Tehsil, Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh. The landslide resulted into several casualties, which includes about passengers of Chamba-Manali and Manali-Katra HRTC Buses.

  • Landslide at Hathi Parvat along Badrinath Yatra Route, Chamoli district, Uttarakhand (19 May 2017)
    A landslide occurred in the afternoon of 19 May 2017 along Badrinath route on the National Highway-58 near Vishnuprayag, Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. The slide occurred on the southern slope of a ridge locally known as Hathi Parvat (30°33'48.4" N, 79°34'08" E). There was no report of any loss of lives/ injury and property. The landslide occurred about 10.5 km away from Joshimath town towards Badrinath on the right bank of the Alaknanda River, about 800 m downstream of Vishnuprayag

  • Kalikhola land subsidence, Kangpokpi district, Manipur (4 June 2017)
    The Kalikhola village and adjoining slope (25° 08.661' N, 93°56.829' E) located on the left bank slope of Kalikhola River in the Kangpokpi District, Manipur was reported to have affected by ground subsidence, earth cracks and sinking of the land on 4 June 2017 onwards. A central team led by GSI visited the affected site from 13 to 15 June 2017. Blocking of the river course, damming, consequent ingression of the water in the down/ slide slope and rapid toe cutting form the high velocity released water might have triggered the initiation of the failure and movement of material downslope. The heavy rainfall prior to 4 June 2017 and sudden release of water from the temporary dam accelerated further saturation, rapid toe erosion and dragging of the upslope mass and formation of large gaping cracks.

  • Landslide incidences in Guwahati, Assam (13 June 2017)
    High rainfall measuring 68 mm in Khanapara, 73 mm in Rehabari and 69 mm in Gandhi Mandap areas during the period from 12 to 13 June 2017 have led to few landslides and collapse of boundary wall at several places in Guwahati city. Though there were no casualties on account of landslides, few buildings/houses were damaged in the hilly parts of the city...

  • Landslide incidence in Tharia village, Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya (17 June 2017)
    Heavy monsoon rainfall triggered a landslide in Tharia village, Ri-Bhoi district, Meghalaya at 04:30 hrs on 17 June 2017 in which five persons were reported dead, which included two minors and three adults and five tin-roofed hutments were completely buried under the debris.

  • Landslide incidences in Kamrup (Metro) District, Assam (3 July 2017)
    Incessant monsoon rainfall triggered three landslides in two localities of Guwahati city; two landslides in Bonda colony and one in Panikhaiti. A seven year old girl was reported dead in the Panikhaiti-Bongoan landslide while one person got seriously injured, five persons displaced and one Kaccha house buried in the slide debris. Two landslides in Bonda colony is reported to have caused damaged to property and retaining structures.

  • Landslide incidences along NH-29 (Kiruphema) and Kohima city, Kohima district, Nagaland (9 July 2017)
    A massive debris slide occurred on 9 July 2017 at Kiruphema along the NH-29. The debris slide, covering an approx. area of 1.65 sq.kms, subsequently progressed into a debris flow with the run-out distance greater than 1 km. In yet another incident, a massive landslide occurred during the night of 11 July 2017 at Peraciezie colony, near High School Junction, Kohima city destroyed 21 houses and cut down arterial roads within the colony.

  • Landslide incidence in Machong, East district, Sikkim (10 July 2017)
    Incessant monsoon rainfall triggered a devastating landslide near Machong village, Pachey town along Pakyong-Machong road in East district, Sikkim. The failure was initiated at around 14.00 hrs on 09 July2017 which became active and failed at around 8.30 hrs on 10 July 2017. The landslide swept away five buildings, breached the water supply line to Nopgaon and Pakyong town and washed away a portion of the Pakyong-Machong road.

  • Subsidence in Ukhrul and Kangpokpi districts, Manipur (July, 2017)
    Ground subsidence at Haijang village, Kangpokpi district which reportedly occurred during the first week of July led to the development of cracks in the UJB school classrooms, Haijang. Subsequent shifting and relocation of the school children to a temporary school was carried out. Another ground subsidence occurred at Maphou Kuki village, Ukhrul district, wherein initial cracks started to appear on 31 May 2017 with subsequent widening of cracks from 11 July onwards.

  • Landslide incidence in Laptap village, Papum Pare District, Arunachal Pradesh (11 July 2017)
    Heavy monsoon rainfall triggered a massive landslide at Laptap village, Papum Pare district, Arunachal Pradesh at 14:30 hrs on 11 July, 2017. Several residential dwellings situated along the run-out path of the landslide were washed-off and submerged in the debris. As a result, 14 people were reported buried alive and also caused huge loss to property, agricultural land, etc.

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