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9 February 2017

Review of a paper: the Dongla Landslide in Sichuan, China

In a new paper in landslide, my colleague Lis Bowman and her co-authors describe the reactivation by bridge construction of the Dongla landslide in China

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27 January 2017

Cromwell Gorge: earthquake-induced groundwater changes in very deep-seated landslides

In new paper, O’Brien et al. (2016) report that regional earthquakes generate substantial changes in the groundwater level in landslides in Cromwell Gorge, New Zealand

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30 November 2016

Earthquake induced landslides in the Himalayan mountains – new evidence for earthquake potential in Bhutan

A recently-published paper suggests that the Himalayan country of Bhutan suffered a major (approx M=8.0) earthquake in 1714, emphasing the potential for a future event that would probably lead to extensive landsliding.

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10 October 2016

Meru Volcano, Tanzania: the largest known continental debris avalanche

A new paper in the journal Landslides describes a 20 cubic kilometre landslide that occurred on Meru Volcano in Tanzania about 9000 years ago

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5 August 2016

The Jishi Gorge landslide, China: an earthquake-induced landslide that changed civilisation?

In a paper published in Science today, Wu et al (2016) report on the Jishi Gorge landslide in China, which may have been responsible for the creation of the Xia Dynasty as a result of a catastrophic flood on the Yellow River that occurred when it breached.

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18 June 2016

Using climbing guides to examine changes in rockfall activity in the European Alps

In a recent paper, Temme (2015) has used descriptions of rockfall risk in Alpine climbing guides to examine the effects of climate change on the degradation of permafrost and the resulting increased occurrence of rockfalls.

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17 June 2016

Review of a paper: fatal landslides in Europe

In a paper just published in the journal landslides, Haque et al (2016) present data on fatal landslides in Europe between 1995 and 2014

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9 June 2016

The response of Californian earthflows to drought

In a paper in Geophysical Research Letters, Georgie Bennett and colleagues have examined the response of Californian earthflows to the ongoing drought. They have found that the landslide have slowed markedly as conditions have become drier.

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28 April 2016

Forecasting the time of failure: the Preonzo rockslide

In a wonderful new paper in the journal Landslides, Simon Loew and collagues describe the use of monitoring data to forecast the failure of the 2012 Preonzo rockslide in Switzerland

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30 March 2016

Rockfall triggering on warm days in exfoliating landscapes

In a new paper in Nature Geoscience, Collins and Stock (2016) have shown that thermal expansion can be a key factor in rockfall triggering in Yosemite

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