Sichuan and neighboring provinces were under heavy rainfall since August 6, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs reports, with 100 - 200 mm (3.9 - 7.9 inches) of rain and locally up to 244 mm (9.6 inches). 1a).The elevation rises from 600 m (Chengdu Plain) in the Sichuan Basin to 5588 m (Minshan Peak) in the Minjiang catchment, separated by the Lonmenshan Fault, comprising the Yingxiu–Beichuan, Mao–Wen, and Guanxian–Anxian faults (Li et al., 2008).

15 dead, 120 missing in landslide in Sichuan's Maoxin Up to 62 homes destroyed by boulders after collapse of mountain side due to heavy rains in Xinmo in Maoxin county. ... 13 May 2017. 24 Jun 2017 19:02 GMT The Xinmo landslide is located at the eastern margin of the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau in the western Sichuan Basin (Fig.

The debris blocked the Songpinggou River for about 2 km, resulting in a heavy loss of both human lives and properties (10 deaths, 3 injuries, 73 missing, and 103 houses completely destroyed).

A massive landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Gengdi Village in Qiaowo Town of Puge County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan province around 06:00 local time Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017, killing 24 people and leaving at least 1 person missing.

A frantic rescue operation continues in Sichuan province, with 15 bodies recovered so far. Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 93 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China. Military personnel and relief workers struggled to clear landslide dams quickly before rising water flooded nearby settlements, but the region’s abundant rainfall made this task more difficult. Western Sichuan Province, where the disaster hit, is a mountainous and remote part of the country, and the region has had landslides before.

On June 24, 2017 (21:39 UTC, June 23rd), a catastrophic landslide occurred at Xinmo village of Mao County, Sichuan Province, China. Xinhua image of the aftermath of the landslide at Xinmo in Sichuan Province on 24th June 2017 The one mercy at this site is that the river does not appear to be blocked. At least 15 bodies have been found and 118 people are missing after a landslide in Sichuan province in southwestern China, state news outlets reported Sunday.

A large catastrophic rock avalanche with a total volume of ~18.0 × 10 6 m 3 occurred at 5:38 am, 24th June 2017, at Xinmo Village, Maoxian, Sichuan, China, resulting in 102 casualties (10 deaths, 3 injuries, and 89 missing). At 5: 39 AM on 24 June 2017, a huge landslide-debris avalanche occurred on Fugui Mountain at Xinmo village, Diexi town, Maoxian county, Sichuan province, China. Soon after the event, some research teams carried out field investigations in order to both support the emergency operations and to understand the failure mechanism and possible evolutionary scenarios.

As of May 25, 2008, the Sichuan earthquake had created an estimated 30+ landslide dams blocking rivers and streams, such as Yansai Lake. Western Sichuan Province, where the disaster hit, is a mountainous and remote part of the country, and the region has had landslides before.