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18 November 2020

Argaga: the major rockfall on La Gomera on 14 November 2020

Argaga: two impressive videos of the major coastal rockfall on the Spanish island of La Gomera on 14 November 2020


13 December 2017

Submarine landslides during the growth of volcanic islands

In a new paper, Hunt and Jarvis (2017) demonstrate that multiple large submarine landslides have occurred close to the Canary Islands in the last 7 million years.


14 July 2017

Understanding the La Palma mega-landslide hypothesis: part 2

Understanding the La Palma mega-landslide hypothesis part 2: the size of the landslide and the scale of the potential tsunami


2 May 2017

Development degrades Canary Island’s cherished sand dunes (+video)

A new study published in Earth’s Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, explores the impact of development on local wind patterns and dune formation on one of Spain’s Canary Islands. By reviewing aerial photographs and topographical measurements, the study’s authors watched how a city’s expansion altered local wind patterns and ultimately changed the surrounding landscape, jeopardizing the long-term sustainability of a major tourist destination.


21 February 2017

Mega-landslides as a vehicle for colonisation of distant islands

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


20 September 2016

A science story that just won’t die: the Canary Island Megatsunami scare rears its head once more

Like a zombie that refuses to die, the Canary Islands megatsunami scare story has once again re-emerged to the normal hysterical headlines