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16 September 2017

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake part 2: the Hapuku landslide

The largest landslide triggered by the Kaikoura earthquake was the valley-blocking Hapuku landslide, an impressive 2.7 km long rock avalanche

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12 September 2017

Increasing rock avalanche size and mobility in Alaska may be associated with climate change

A new paper (Coe et al. 2017) strongly suggests that the cluster of 24 rock avalanches since 1984 in S. Alaska may be associated with rock permafrost degradation

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30 August 2017

Before and after satellite images of the Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche

Planet Labs satellite imagery is now available showing the aftermath of the Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche in Switzerland, which killed eight people

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25 August 2017

Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche – Planet satellite imagery captured the landslide in motion

Planet Labs imagery has captured the enormous Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche, which has left eight people missing in Switzerland, in motion

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22 June 2017

A recent rock avalanche in the Yumthang Valley in Sikkim, northern India

Friends from NGU, NGI, IIT Kharagpurhttp://www.iitkgp.ac.in/ and WIHG have discovered a recent large rock avalanche in the Yumthang valley of Sikkim in northern India

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21 June 2017

Much more detail about the Greenland landslide and tsunami, including images and video

In the last 24 hours new images and video have emerged showing the Greenland landslide and the terrifying tsunami that it triggered.

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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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28 March 2017

2017 International Summer School on Rockslides and Related Phenomena in the Kokomeren River Valley (Kyrgyzstan)

In August 2017 the International Summer School on Rockslides and Related Phenomena in the Kokomeren River Valley will once again be held in Kyrgyzstan

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10 November 2016

Planet Labs satellite image of the Lamplugh Glacier landslide

Planet Labs have collected a very high quality satellite image of the Lamplugh Glacier / Glacier Bay landslide in Alaska last June

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4 November 2016

The Nera River landslide triggered by the Norcia earthquake

The Norcia earthquake last weekend triggered the Nera River landslide, a 600,000 cubic metre rock slope failure that blocked the river

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17 July 2016

Glacier Bay Landslide in Alaska: a satellite image and new videos

A new satellite image and two new videos are available of the enormous Glacier Bay landslide in Alaska, which occurred a few weeks ago

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3 July 2016

Lamplugh Glacier rock avalanche: A massive new landslide in Alaska on Tuesday

On Tuesday 28th June a 150 million tonne landslide, the Lamplugh Glacier rock avalanche, occurred in Alaska. This enormous landslide travelled 10 km across the ice.

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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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