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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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13 February 2018

Diatom ooze: the weak link in submarine landslides?

A new paper in the journal Geology (Urlaub et al. 2018) proposes that the key factor that allows giant submarine landslides maybe the combination of compressible diatom ooze and a capping layer of low permeability clay

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4 January 2018

The Karrat Fjord rock avalanche: a new paper examining the 3D geometry

In a paper just published in the journal Landslides, Gauthier et al. 2017 use a 3D reconstruction to estimate that the tsunamigenic June 2017 Karrat Fjord rock avalanche in Greenland had a volume of 58 million cubic metres.

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13 December 2017

Submarine landslides during the growth of volcanic islands

In a new paper, Hunt and Jarvis (2017) demonstrate that multiple large submarine landslides have occurred close to the Canary Islands in the last 7 million years.

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17 November 2017

Detecting landslide precursors from space

Review of a paper:- detecting landslide precursors from space: the use of Sentinel images to interpret the Maoxian landslide in June 2017

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6 November 2017

The Nuugaatsiaq landslide in Greenland: understanding the failure processes

The Nuugaatsiaq landslide in Greenland: understanding failure processes from the precursory seismic signals (review of a paper)

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9 October 2017

Lahars: an analysis of their role in losses from volcanic eruptions

A new paper from the University of Bristol (Brown et al. 2017) demonstrates the role that lahars play in causing loss of life in volcanic events

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27 September 2017

Heifangtai terrace: spectacular loess flowslides in Gansu Province, China

In a new paper in the journal Engineering Geology, Qi et al. (2017) describe spectacular loess landslides from the Heifangtai terrace in China

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