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28 June 2019
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.
12 June 2019
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
9 May 2019
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
29 March 2019
A detailed analysis has been published in the journal Landslides of the 2017 Mocoa Debris Flow in Colombia, which killed 409 people.
15 May 2018
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 …
23 April 2018
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)
3 April 2018
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
13 February 2018
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
4 January 2018
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.
13 December 2017
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.