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10 June 2020

The role of earthquake and rainstorm induced landslides in shaping mountain chains

A new study published in Science Advances (Wang et al. 2020) shows that rainstorms tend to trigger landslides that sculpt the landscape at lower levels, whilst earthquake induced landslides cause erosion at higher elevations.

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6 April 2020

The perils of rapid off-site resettlement of people affected by disasters

A recent open access paper in the journal Natural Hazards (Zhang et al 2019) uses Beichuan to examine the perils and pitfalls of rapid off-site resettlement of people affected by disasters

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11 February 2020

A seismic analysis of the 23 July 2019 Shuicheng landslide in China

A seismic analysis of the 23 July 2019 Shuicheng landslide in China, which killed 51 people, has provided a detailed understanding of the failure process

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23 October 2019

The role of landslide dams in depositing carbon in marine sediments

Floods from valley-blocking landslides may play a key role in the carbon cycle, allowing wood to be transported from the high mountains to the deep ocean floor

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2 October 2019

Precursors to the Anak Krakatau flank collapse

A splendid new paper (Walter et al 2019) provides detailed analysis of the precursory behaviour leading up to the Anak Krakatau flank collapse in December 2018

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17 September 2019

Landslides and air blasts

A new analysis of the air blast generated by the 2008 Wenjia rock avalanche suggests that it generated the windspeeds of a Force 12 hurricane, and that the impacts extended far beyond the margins of the landslide

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9 September 2019

The impact of the 2017 Mocoa debris flows

A new study of the 2017 Mocoa debris flows in Colombia (Prada-Sarmiento et al. 2019) indicates that the area had suffered 11 previous events in the 70 years prior to the disaster.

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3 April 2019

The complexity of the timing of rockfalls

High resolution monitoring of a natural rock slope in the southern Japanese Alps has provided insight into the complexity of the timing of rockfalls

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25 February 2019

The Baige landslide, Tibet: analysing seismic data to determine mass movement behaviour

The valley-blocking Baige landslide, Tibet in October 2018: an interesting analysis of seismic data to determine rockslide behaviour

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13 February 2019

Pre-failure movement analysis of the Su Village (Sucun) landslide in China

A new paper published in Landslides examines movement of the Su Village (Sucun) landslide in China, which killed 27 people in 2016, using InSAR techniques

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