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27 February 2017
In New Zealand, two research cruises by NIWA have mapped massive submarine landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquakes
27 January 2017
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
13 December 2016
GNS Science have just released a report detailing an inventory of landslides triggered by the 1929 Murchison Earthquake in New Zealand
7 December 2016
. 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 …
2 December 2016
Canterbury Maps has created the North Canterbury Landslide Dams portal to provide information about valley blocking landslides after the Kaikoura Earthquake
28 November 2016
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
20 November 2016
Geonet have now provided an initial commentary on the >80,000 landslides triggered by the Kaikoura Earthquake in New Zealand.
18 November 2016
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- …
17 November 2016
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
15 November 2016
Over the last 24 hours further information has started to emerge about Kaikoura earthquake landslides on the coast and inland.
14 November 2016
Images are just starting to emerge of multiple large landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand yesterday.
8 September 2016
Dr Chris Massey at GNS Science has an interesting PhD opportunity entitled: “A Platform for Regional-Scale Earthquake-induced Landslide Hazard Assessment”
7 April 2016
Five new landslide videos – two dashcam films from China, two rockfall films and a video from GNS about earthquake triggered failures
This post features 5 new landslide videos, including two dashcam videos from China, a terrifying rockfall video from Peru, a toppling failure from India & a feature on the GNS earthquake response
15 February 2016
Sumner rockfalls – videos of the landslides triggered by the M=5.7 earthquake near to Christchurch in New Zealand yesterday
23 November 2015
Ryan Taylor captured on video a rock and ice avalanche event on the flanks of Mount Cook in New Zealand
4 November 2015
In a new paper, we examine the distribution of landslides from two earthquakes in New Zealand to see if hillslope preconditioning – the idea that the legacy of one trigger event can influence slope behaviour ins subsequent event – occurred. The results suggest that this might have been a factor in the area affected by both earthquakes,
30 September 2015
Demolition has started of properties damaged by landslides in the Port Hills area of Christchurch during the 2010-2011 earthquakes. This post shows some of the photographs that I took shortly afterwards.
21 July 2013
New Zealand is at it again–or as usual–seismically. This time a series of strong earthquakes in the Cook Strait culminated Sunday morning with a M6.5 between the South and North Islands, shaking the national capital of Wellington and exacting a fair bit of damage around the region. The shocks started with two oddly steep convergent events, a 5.3 Friday morning and a 5.8 in the wee hours Sunday morning. Each …