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20 October 2022

Landslides from the 14 August 2021 M=7.2 earthquake in Haiti

The 14 August 2021 M=7.2 earthquake in Haiti triggered many landslides. A recent paper (Havenith et al. 2022) suggests that this might in part have been because the slopes were preconditioned (weakened) by earlier earthquakes and storms.

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3 September 2021

Landslides from the 14 August 2021 earthquake in Haiti

Landslides triggered by the 14 August 2021 earthquake in Haiti

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4 October 2016

The Sucun Village landslide in China and prospects for landslides in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew

The Sucun Village landslide in China killed 27 people, whilst there are worrying prospects of landslides in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew

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1 November 2010

A sinkhole in Germany, a landslide in Italy and the forecast path of Hurricane Tomas (which has already caused landslides in St Lucia)

Today has been a busy day in the natural hazards world. Last night in unrealted incidents a sinkhole opened without warning in central Germany and a landslide killed a small child and his mother in Italy. Meanwhile, Hurricane Tomas has caused widespread destruction in St Lucia and is still forecast to pass directly over the earthquake-affected areas of Haiti.

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