This blog provides a commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings. The blog is written on a personal basis by Dave Petley, who is the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

This blog is a personal project that does not seek to represent Durham University.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Typhoon Morakot mudslides: Before and after photos of Shiaolin (Hsiao-lin) village in Taiwan

Thanks to Tsou Ching-ying from Kyoto University for providing this pair of images, showing the impact of the mudslides on Shiaolin village in Taiwan as a result of Typhoon Morakot.

Before (from an online album here):

After (from an online album here):

3 comments:

Raquel Carolina said...

these photos are unbelievable, and crazy! Sometimes de nature is very ruthless.

Anonymous said...

Thank-you for posting the before and after pictures. I get my 'news' from the web and couldn't find any pictures of the affected area from before the typhoon. I don't think most folks can 'get' the scale of the destruction without something to compare it to. Thanks again for adding another dimension to the coverage.

maria said...

i'm looking for some relevant issues or data that you might have about what currently happen now to the area's of landslide after it occurred? what kind of development that you think can be done there?