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5 November 2019

The Tagarma rock avalanche in the Pamir-western Himalayan syntaxis of the Tibetan Plateau

The 5 km long ancient, earthquake triggered (?) Tagarma rock avalanche in the Pamir-western Himalayan syntaxis of the Tibetan Plateau

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29 October 2019

Landslide movement mechanisms: evidence from longitudinal ridges on Mars

Longitudinal ridges: a new study (Magnarini et al. 2019) of a massive landslide on Mars provides insights into the movement mechanisms of rock avalanches

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24 September 2019

A new analysis of the deadly Anak Krakatau flank collapse

A paper (Williams et al. 2019) published in the journal Geology provides an analysis of the deadly 2018 Anak Krakatau flank collapse. Interestingly, the landslide was surprisingly small to have generated such a large tsunami.

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28 June 2019

The chains of geologic hazards arising from earthquakes

In a simply wonderful paper just published in Reviews of Geophysics, which is open access, Fan et al. (2019) review the literature on chains of geologic hazards arising from large earthquakes, with a focus on the Ch-Chi and Wenchuan events. 

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12 June 2019

The 2017 Nayong rock avalanche: an analysis using drone and seismic data

An analysis by Zhu et al (2019) of the dynamics of the 2017 Nayong rock avalanche in China, using a combination of seismic data and drone imagery

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9 May 2019

Rock avalanche mobility is controlled by the characteristics of material in the path of the flow

A new study in the journal Engineering Geology indicates that a key control on rock avalanche mobility is the characteristics of the material along the path

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29 March 2019

The Mocoa Debris Flow: an analysis of the causes and effects

A detailed analysis has been published in the journal Landslides of the 2017 Mocoa Debris Flow in Colombia, which killed 409 people.

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15 May 2018

The research legacy of the Wenchuan Earthquake: a new review

The research legacy of the Wenchuan Earthquake: a new review Ten years ago the most destructive seismic event in a generation, the Wenchuan Earthquake, struck the Longmenshan in Siichuan Province in China.  I covered the event on this blog – indeed on 12th May 2008, at 07:27 UT, 29 minutes after the Earthquake occurred, I wrote: “it is reasonable to assume that this earthquake will have triggered large numbers of …

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23 April 2018

The Sucun rockslide in Lishui, China in 2016

In September 2016 the Sucun rockslide killed 27 people in Zhejiang Province, China. This landslide has now been analysed in a paper published in Landslides by Ouyang et al (2018)

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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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