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20 May 2022

The Mount Popa debris avalanche

About 8,000 years ago a massive landslide occurred on the flank of Mount Popa in Myanmar. The landslide, which had a volume of about 1.3 cubic kilometres, travelled about 11 km from the crater of the volcano.


2 October 2019

Precursors to the Anak Krakatau flank collapse

A splendid new paper (Walter et al 2019) provides detailed analysis of the precursory behaviour leading up to the Anak Krakatau flank collapse in December 2018


24 September 2019

A new analysis of the deadly Anak Krakatau flank collapse

A paper (Williams et al. 2019) published in the journal Geology provides an analysis of the deadly 2018 Anak Krakatau flank collapse. Interestingly, the landslide was surprisingly small to have generated such a large tsunami.


19 February 2019

New on EarthArXiv: a first analysis of the flank failure of the Anak Krakatau volcano

A paper has recently been posted to EarthArXiv providing an analysis of the flank failure of Anak Krakatau on 22 Dec 2018, which generated a tsunami that killed 431 people.


29 December 2018

First visual satellite images of Anak Krakatau show the enormous extent of the landslide

The ESA Sentinel 2 satellite today caught an image of the remains of Anak Krakatau. A huge landslide scar is visible, profoundly changing the island


26 December 2018

The Anak Krakatau landslide and tsunami

Sentinel-1 imagery suggests that the landslide that triggered the tsunami on Anak Krakatau appears to have been a large-scale flank collapse. Unfortunately it is difficult to ascertain the current situation on the volcano


10 October 2016

Meru Volcano, Tanzania: the largest known continental debris avalanche

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


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