8 October 2021 06:55 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Multiple shallow landslides have been triggered by heavy rainfall in recent days in Þingeyjarsveit and in Kinnarfjöll in Iceland.
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7 October 2020 07:07 in landslide report by Dave Petley
A large, mobile landslide occurred in the Eyjafordur (Eyjafirði) area of northern Iceland yesterday, fortunately causing little damage.
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26 July 2018 07:51 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
Two articles on Icelandic Met Office website provide detail on the Fagraskógarfjall landslide. The slide, which was detected by the seismic network, had a source volume of about 7 million cubic metres and showed quite a high level of mobility
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9 July 2018 06:07 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
On Saturday morning, a very large landslide detached from the Fagraskógarfjall massif in Iceland, travelling about 1.5 km over the valley floor. The landslide has blocked an important salmon river
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24 July 2014 08:21 in landslide report by Dave Petley
This week a very large landslide occurred on the flanks of the Askja stratovolcano in Iceland. Initial estimates are that is over 25 million cubic metres. and that it generated tsunami waves in the lake at the toe that were over 50 m high.
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11 June 2014 08:01 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
An interesting, quite long runout landslide occurred at Vadlavik in Iceland over the winter
21 March 2013 12:34 in Photo gallery by Dave Petley
Last weekend we chartered a helicopter to fly over the mid-Atlantic ridge in Iceland. This post displays some of the photographs.
Tags: Iceland, tectonics
20 October 2011 06:39 in landslide report by Dave Petley
A brief report, including images, on a c.1 million cubic metre landslide in Iceland that occurred last Friday.
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17 April 2010 12:12 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
A jokulhlaup is a sudden release of water from beneath a glacier. One of the key triggers for Jokulhlaup is the eruption of a volcanic beneath an icecap. It shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that jokulhlaups have been triggered by the Eyjafjallajokull eruption that is causing such chaos across Europe (guess who was supposed to go to Hong Kong on Thursday…), and increasingly beyond. Now, a jokulhlaup is not …
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8 October 2020 06:48 in landslide images by Dave Petley
A satellite image showing post wildfire mudslide potential in the Pacific West of the United States in winter 2020 – 2021
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