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18 September 2017

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake Part 4: partially failed slopes

The Kaikoura Earthquake left a landscape with many partially failed slopes. Forecasting the behaviour of these slopes is a major challenge

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17 September 2017

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake part 3: the Leader 220 landslide

The third part of my series of helicopter images of landslides from the Kaikoura earthquake, featuring the magnificent Leader 220 landslide and dam

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14 September 2017

Landslides from the Kaikoura earthquake part 1: the Seafront landslide (also wrongly known as the Seaward landslide)

Helicopter images of the very large Seafront Landslide, also known as the Cow Slide, triggered by the Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand

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11 July 2017

Ngauranga Gorge: a landslide caught on video causes chaos in Wellington, New Zealand

Ngauranga Gorge: a small but dramatic landslide caught on video causes traffic chaos on State Highway 1 in Wellington, New Zealand

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23 June 2017

The Kaikoura earthquake landslides: an excellent video about the mitigation works on State Highway 1

The Kaikoura earthquake landslides: an excellent video about the enormous mitigation works on State Highway 1 in New Zealand

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8 June 2017

The enormous Green Lake landslide in New Zealand

The 27 cubic kilometre Green Lake landslide in Fjordland, southern New Zealand – one of the largest known landslides on the surface of the Earth

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24 April 2017

The Wellington earthquake landslide problem

A few days ago a newspaper in New Zealand highlighted the potential Wellington earthquake landslide problem. Research is ongoing into this key issue

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9 April 2017

Papamoa: a brilliant video illustrating the mobility of landslides

A brilliant video has been uploaded to Facebook from Papamoa in New Zealand which illustrates the process of fluidisation of a rotational landslide

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27 February 2017

NIWA maps huge submarine landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquakes

In New Zealand, two research cruises by NIWA have mapped massive submarine landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquakes

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27 January 2017

Cromwell Gorge: earthquake-induced groundwater changes in very deep-seated landslides

In new paper, O’Brien et al. (2016) report that regional earthquakes generate substantial changes in the groundwater level in landslides in Cromwell Gorge, New Zealand

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13 December 2016

Landslides caused by the 1929 M=7.8 Murchison earthquake in New Zealand

GNS Science have just released a report detailing an inventory of landslides triggered by the 1929 Murchison Earthquake in New Zealand

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7 December 2016

The Icy Bay landslide in Alaska: a nice video describing the link with glacial melting

. The Icy Bay landslide in Alaska A very nice video has been posted on Youtube describing the link between the giant Icy Bay landslide in Alaska in 2015 (this landslide is also variously known as the Taan Fjord landslide and the Tyndall Glacier landslide), which is the largest known recent landslide in North America, and the melting of the adjacent glacier.  The video features Dr Michael Loso, physical scientist …

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2 December 2016

The North Canterbury Landslide Dams website

Canterbury Maps has created the North Canterbury Landslide Dams portal to provide information about valley blocking landslides after the Kaikoura Earthquake

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28 November 2016

A revised landslide map for the M=7.8 Kaikoura earthquake

Valkaniotis Sotiris of the University of Thessaloniki has posted a revised map of landslides triggered by the M=7.8 Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand

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20 November 2016

Geonet commentary on landslides triggered by the Kaikoura Earthquake

Geonet have now provided an initial commentary on the >80,000 landslides triggered by the Kaikoura Earthquake in New Zealand.

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18 November 2016

Complex, compound New Zealand earthquake – Part 2: Faulting by Day

Reeling from the massive M7.8 earthquake at midnight, its relentless aftershocks, and the continuing coastal threat of tsunami, New Zealanders awaited daylight on Monday to see the full extent of the destruction. The bizarre seismic records observed overnight had raised confusion and speculation about what faults were to blame for this earthquake. With an epicenter on land but also a several meter tsunami, it was clear that some complicated combination of on- …

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17 November 2016

Hapuku River: a major landslide dam after the earthquake in New Zealand

A very large valley blocking landslide has occurred on the Hapuku River in New Zealand following the Kaikoura earthquake, creating a 150 m high dam

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15 November 2016

Kaikoura earthquake landslides: the picture slowly emerges

Over the last 24 hours further information has started to emerge about Kaikoura earthquake landslides on the coast and inland.

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14 November 2016

First news of landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake sequence in New Zealand yesterday

Images are just starting to emerge of multiple large landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand yesterday.

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8 September 2016

PhD opportunity: A platform for regional scale earthquake induced landslide hazard assessment

Dr Chris Massey at GNS Science has an interesting PhD opportunity entitled: “A Platform for Regional-Scale Earthquake-induced Landslide Hazard Assessment”

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