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21 May 2019

Joffre Peak: precursory movements and the role of temperature

The first Joffre Peak landslide was probably associated with high Spring temperatures, but the slope also showed signs of distress before the collapse.

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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.

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10 October 2018

Two developing large landslides – Mannen (again) and Diamante

News today of two large, developing slope instabilities, one at Diamante in Argentina and the other at Mannen, yet again, in Norway

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8 February 2018

Predicting failure using ground-based radar and INSAR

In a new paper in Engineering Geology, Carla et al (2018) demonstrate how a combination of ground-based radar and INSAR could have been used to predict a major landslide in a copper mine

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6 February 2018

The first submarine sackungen: a new paper

A paper just published in Geo-Marine Letters, Conway and Barrie 2018 – describes a new landslide type – the submarine sackungen – observed in the flanks of Douglas Channel in British Columbia

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29 January 2018

Rattlesnake Hills rockslide – anticipating future behaviour

The Rattlesnake Hills rockslide in Washington State continues to creep at an approximately constant rate. The key challenge now is to determine whether the slide can transition into a rapid failure eventThe Rattlesnake Hills rockslide in Washington State continues to creep at an approximately constant rate. The key challenge now is to determine whether the slide can transition into a rapid failure event

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3 October 2017

Murchison Hut: an interesting landslide problem in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Murchison Hut: a skiers and climbers refuge closed by a large, progressive rockslide in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in South Island, New Zealand

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31 August 2017

The Maca landslide: a large, slow-moving slide in Peru

In an article this week in Nature, Jane Palmer describes the Maca landslide, a 60 million cubic metre slow-moving slide in Peru

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15 December 2016

On the difference between prediction and foresight in landslide hazard assessment

The assessment of the likely future behaviour of a slope is very difficult. Whilst prediction of behaviour may be impossible, it can often be foreseen

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23 July 2014

Oso landslide: the last set of remains been recovered and a new report has been released

Two key events happened yesterday in relation to the Oso landslide in Washington State – the remains of the last victim were recovered and a new report analysing the landslide was released.

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