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24 March 2017

The Mitchell Creek landslide in British Columbia, Canada

Mitchell Creek landslide

In a paper just published, Clayton et al. (2017) describe the Mitchell Creek landslide, a very large rockslide in Canada triggered by glacial debuttressing

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20 March 2017

La Pintada landslide in Mexico: a new paper that links the slide and the cultural history

La Pintada

In a paper just published in Landslides, Alcántara-Ayala et al. (2017) link the La Pintada landslide in Mexico to ancient rock carvings found in the area

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22 February 2017

The 170 km/h Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province, China

Sanxicun landslide

In 2013 the catastrophic Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province in China killed 166 people. A new paper suggests that it reached a peak velocity of 170 km/h

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21 February 2017

Mega-landslides as a vehicle for colonisation of distant islands

colonisation

In a paper just published in the Journal of Biogeography, the authors propose that landslides play a key role in the transport of species between islands

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9 February 2017

Review of a paper: the Dongla Landslide in Sichuan, China

Dongla landslide

In a new paper in landslide, my colleague Lis Bowman and her co-authors describe the reactivation by bridge construction of the Dongla landslide in China

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27 January 2017

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

Croomwell Gorge

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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30 November 2016

Earthquake induced landslides in the Himalayan mountains – new evidence for earthquake potential in Bhutan

Bhutan

A recently-published paper suggests that the Himalayan country of Bhutan suffered a major (approx M=8.0) earthquake in 1714, emphasing the potential for a future event that would probably lead to extensive landsliding.

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10 October 2016

Meru Volcano, Tanzania: the largest known continental debris avalanche

Meru

A new paper in the journal Landslides describes a 20 cubic kilometre landslide that occurred on Meru Volcano in Tanzania about 9000 years ago

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5 August 2016

The Jishi Gorge landslide, China: an earthquake-induced landslide that changed civilisation?

Jishi Gorge landslide

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.

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18 June 2016

Using climbing guides to examine changes in rockfall activity in the European Alps

climbing guides

In a recent paper, Temme (2015) has used descriptions of rockfall risk in Alpine climbing guides to examine the effects of climate change on the degradation of permafrost and the resulting increased occurrence of rockfalls.

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