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18 August 2016
I’m back at it! This blog has suffered a long hiatus for which I could prattle on with a multitude of excuses, but suffice it to say that the shift from U.S. PhD student life to European postdoc life resulted in a pretty vast rearrangement of my day-to-day activities, priorities, schedule, and habits, and I’ve struggled to carve the time for all the things I’m still even more excited to …
5 August 2016
In a paper published in Science today, Wu et al (2016) report on the Jishi Gorge landslide in China, which may have been responsible for the creation of the Xia Dynasty as a result of a catastrophic flood on the Yellow River that occurred when it breached.
27 July 2016
On 25th July 2016 a M=6.1 earthquake in the Atacama Desert appears to have triggered large numbers of landslides in the hills near the town of El Salvador, 100 km from the epicentre
28 June 2016
The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering have produced a very nice reconnaissance report on the impacts of the Kumamto Earthquake in Japan with a very nice interpretation of some of the landslides triggered by this important event.
21 June 2016
Heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours has triggered landslides across the Kumamoto Earthquake zone, killing at least three people and leaving two missing
13 May 2016
A new study estimates the probability of a Magnitude 9+ earthquake in the Aleutian Islands—an event with sufficient power to create a mega-tsunami especially threatening to Hawai‘i. In the next 50 years, there is a 9 percent chance of such an event, according to researchers from University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
26 April 2016
Stunning data from DPRI at Kyoto University, and available as a Google Earth kmz file, provides the first map of the distribution of landslides triggered by the M=7.0 Kumamoto Earthquake in Japan
24 April 2016
Today is the 1st anniversary of the Gorkha earthquake in Nepal. A USGS report published last year describes the most significant landslide, the Gorkha rock and ice avalanche, which killed over 200 people.
20 April 2016
Another set of high quality aerial images of several of the landslides triggered by the Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan, as photographed by Asia Air Survey
19 April 2016
Drone footage and high quality images are now becoming available of the Kumamoto Earthquake landslides in Japan. In some cases the landslides appear to be remarkable.
18 April 2016
The Kumamoto earthquake in Japan appears to have triggered a large number of landslides. This post provides some images of some of the larger landslides
15 February 2016
Sumner rockfalls – videos of the landslides triggered by the M=5.7 earthquake near to Christchurch in New Zealand yesterday
8 February 2016
The recent Taiwan earthquake and the Samarco tailings dam failure both illustrate the critical role of individual responsibility in disaster risk reduction
4 February 2016
The 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan triggered large numbers of landslides. Google Earth imagery illustrates their dramatic impacts
27 January 2016
Triggered by the Mw 6.2 Aysén earthquake in Chile on 21 April 2007, the Punta Cola rock avalanche has a volume of 22.4 million cubic metres
20 January 2016
High in the Andes in central Chile lies the Las Cortaderas Landslide complex, the most recent portion of which was triggered by an earthquake in 1958
17 January 2016
In September 2010 a M=8.8 earthquake struck Arauco in Chile. These landslides are part of our Newton Fund project on earthquake induced landslides in Chile.
11 January 2016
In the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, a small number of mass ejection landslides have been described. Strangely, these have never been observed elsewhere.
17 December 2015
Stanford University’s Miles Traer, once again, is cartooning from the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
19 November 2015
The M=6.5 earthquake off the coast of Lefkada in Greece on Tuesday induced dramatic landslides, caught on video, that have covered the famously beautiful Egremni Beach