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11 May 2017

Taiwan landslide hotspots: changing patterns through time

Taiwan landslide hotspots: changing patterns through time

Taiwan landslide hotspots: a new paper shows changing patterns through time in response to the extreme Typhoon Morakot event in 2008

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28 April 2017

The Oso landslide: a new paper on the material properties and failure mechanism

Oso landslide

A new paper examines both the materials and the mechanisms of the 2014 Oso landslide, and proposes a new model that fits all of the available evidence

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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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