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9 June 2020

Landslides triggered by the Mw = 7.8 14 November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake: an update

A new paper in the journal landslides (Massey et al. 2020) has mapped almost 30,000 landslides triggered by the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand

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3 April 2018

Landslides triggered by the 14 November 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, New Zealand

In a new paper, Massey et al (2018) describe initial maps of the landslides triggered by the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake in New Zealand

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21 September 2017

Landslides from the Kaikoura earthquake part 5 – other valley-blocking slips

In addition to the major landslides already covered, the Kaikoura earthquake triggered many valley-blocking slips, most of which were quite small

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18 September 2017

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake Part 4: partially failed slopes

The Kaikoura Earthquake left a landscape with many partially failed slopes. Forecasting the behaviour of these slopes is a major challenge

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17 September 2017

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake part 3: the Leader 220 landslide

The third part of my series of helicopter images of landslides from the Kaikoura earthquake, featuring the magnificent Leader 220 landslide and dam

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16 September 2017

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake part 2: the Hapuku landslide

The largest landslide triggered by the Kaikoura earthquake was the valley-blocking Hapuku landslide, an impressive 2.7 km long rock avalanche

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14 September 2017

Landslides from the Kaikoura earthquake part 1: the Seafront landslide (also wrongly known as the Seaward landslide)

Helicopter images of the very large Seafront Landslide, also known as the Cow Slide, triggered by the Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand

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27 February 2017

NIWA maps huge submarine landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquakes

In New Zealand, two research cruises by NIWA have mapped massive submarine landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquakes

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2 December 2016

The North Canterbury Landslide Dams website

Canterbury Maps has created the North Canterbury Landslide Dams portal to provide information about valley blocking landslides after the Kaikoura Earthquake

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28 November 2016

A revised landslide map for the M=7.8 Kaikoura earthquake

Valkaniotis Sotiris of the University of Thessaloniki has posted a revised map of landslides triggered by the M=7.8 Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand

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20 November 2016

Geonet commentary on landslides triggered by the Kaikoura Earthquake

Geonet have now provided an initial commentary on the >80,000 landslides triggered by the Kaikoura Earthquake in New Zealand.

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18 November 2016

Complex, compound New Zealand earthquake – Part 2: Faulting by Day

Reeling from the massive M7.8 earthquake at midnight, its relentless aftershocks, and the continuing coastal threat of tsunami, New Zealanders awaited daylight on Monday to see the full extent of the destruction. The bizarre seismic records observed overnight had raised confusion and speculation about what faults were to blame for this earthquake. With an epicenter on land but also¬†a¬†several meter tsunami, it was clear that some complicated combination of on- …

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17 November 2016

Hapuku River: a major landslide dam after the earthquake in New Zealand

A very large valley blocking landslide has occurred on the Hapuku River in New Zealand following the Kaikoura earthquake, creating a 150 m high dam

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15 November 2016

Kaikoura earthquake landslides: the picture slowly emerges

Over the last 24 hours further information has started to emerge about Kaikoura earthquake landslides on the coast and inland.

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