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28 September 2020

The 1920 Haiyuan earthquake in China

A new paper (Xu et al. 2020) provides a greatly improved estimate of landslide fatalities from the The 1920 Haiyuan earthquake in China. They conclude that about 32,500 people were killed by landslides.

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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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2 June 2020

The evolution of co-seismic landslides: the 2005 Kashmir earthquake

A new study (Shafique 2020) published in the journal Geomorphology shows that landslide activity remained high for at least 13 years after the Kashmir earthquake

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15 December 2019

Landslides on Mount Kinabalu from the 2015 earthquake

High quality imagery is now available on Google Earth showing the hundreds of landslides on Mount Kinabalu triggered by the 5 June 2015 M=6.0 earthquake

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19 November 2019

Landslides triggered by the Mw=7.8 Haida Gwaii earthquake in Canada

A new study (Barth et al. 2019) has mapped the landslides triggered by the 27 October 2012 Mw=7.8 Haida Gwaii earthquake in British Columbia, Canada

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18 November 2019

90 years after the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake: the hazards of submarine landslides on the western North Atlantic passive margin

On the 90th anniversary of the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake and tsunami, a new study suggests that tsunamigenic submarine landslides may be more common than we thought

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12 November 2019

The 2019 Cotabato earthquakes: the Barangay Bato landslide cluster

The Barangay Bato landslide cluster from the 2019 Cotabato earthquakes in the Philippines, captured by Planet Labs satellites

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4 November 2019

Cotabato, Philippines: large landslides from the series of earthquakes in October 2019

A sequence of earthquakes in Cotabato in the Philippines in late October 2019 has triggered a number of large landslides, causing at least seven fatalities

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25 September 2019

The Mirpur earthquake in Pakistan: images of lateral spreading

The 24th September 2019 M=5.6 Mirpur earthquake in NW Pakistan appears to have generated some large lateral spreads along the banks of the Jhelum River.

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29 April 2019

Landslides from the 22 April 2019 M=6.1 earthquake at Gutad, Luzon in the Philippines

The 22 April 2019 M=6.1 earthquake at Gutad in Luzon, Philippines triggered multiple landslides. These are evident in a Planet Labs satellite image.

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