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11 April 2016

The Tyndall Glacier landslide: images from the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Chris Larsen from the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks has released a set of aerial images of last year’s Tyndall Glacier landslide and tsunami in Taan Fjord in Alaska. This was the largest historic landslide in North America.

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24 February 2016

Annapurna: a large rock avalanche on 23rd Feb?

News reports in Nepal today suggest that a large, dry landslide occurred yesterday in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Was this a rock avalanche?

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27 January 2016

Landslides in Chile 4: The Punta Cola rock avalanche in Aysén Fjord

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

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21 January 2016

Landslides in Chile Part 3: the Meson Alto rock avalanche

The Meson Alto rock avalanche is a 4.5 cubic kilometre landslide located in a tributary of the Maipo Valley high in the Andes of Chile.

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20 January 2016

Landslides in Chile Part 2: Las Cortaderas

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

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2 January 2016

The Tyndall Glacier landslide in Alaska: the largest recorded non-volcanic landslide in North America

In October 2015 the 72 million cubic metre Tyndall Glacier landslide in Alaska generated a significant tsunami that swept down the Taan Fjord.

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17 December 2015

First news of a rock avalanche on Mount James Turner yesterday

Drew Brayshaw has tweeted images of a dramatic large rock avalanche that occurred on the flanks of Mount James Turner yesterday

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9 November 2015

Big news on the Tonzang landslide in Burma – probably the largest non-seismic landslide for a decade?

Colin Stark & Goran Ekstrom have found the seismic record for the Tonzang landslide in Burma. At 395 million tonnes it may be the largest non-seismic landslide for a decade

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20 October 2015

The Mount Steele rock avalanche: more details from the seismic data

Further analysis of the Mount Steele rock avalanche in the Yukon of Canada shows that the landslide had a volume of about 20 million cubic metres

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19 October 2015

First announcement: a giant rock avalanche on the flanks of Mount Steele in the Yukon last week

I can reveal here for the first time that last week a giant rock avalanche was detected by Colin Stark and Goram Ekstrom on the flanks of Mount Steele in the Yukon, Canada

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13 October 2015

The Deep Lake landslide in Montana

The Deep Lake landslide in Montana is a giant prehistoric rockslide that has created a large lake in the Beartooth Mountains

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