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8 February 2019

Submarine landslides can creep too – my latest paper

Submarine landslides can creep too: we have just published a paper (Carey et al. 2019) in the journal Geomorphology exploring the mechanisms of movement of the Tuaheni landslide offshore from New Zealand

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1 February 2019

First thoughts on the Brumadinho dam collapse video

My initial thoughts on the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse video, which has emerged today. The video shows a catastrophic rotational landslide and flow

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Brumadinho disaster: the extent of the environmental impact

The human and environmental costs of the Brumadinho disaster in Brazil are becoming increasingly clear, whilst speculation continues as to the causes of the collapse of the tailings dam

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23 January 2019

Bureya Reservoir: blasting has started to clear the landslide dam

The website Rivers Without Boundaries is reporting that works have now started to clear the landslide dam at Bureya Reservoir in Russia

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18 January 2019

Hidroituango: the complex geology behind the major problems in the mountain

Hidroituango: the complex geology behind the problems in the mountain, with suggestions that the powerhouse cavern might lie at the intersection of 2 faults

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28 December 2018

Chaos Jumbles: a fine example of a large volcanic landslide

Chaos Jumbles: a fine example of a large volcanic landslide in California, caused by three successive dome collapse events

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27 December 2018

Tlalpujahua, Mexico: the Christmas town with a tragic landslide history

The town of Tlalpujahua in Mexico, now renowned for the manufacture of Christmas ornaments, was devastated by a catastrophic tailings landslide in 1937

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21 December 2018

The ancient Xuelongnang landslide in Tibet

The ancient, very large Xuelongnang rockslide and quake lake in Tibet, which was probably triggered by an earthquake 2100 years ago.

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17 December 2018

Luopu Village: an interesting landslide triggered by a M=5.7 earthquake in Sichuan yesterday

At 12:46 pm local time yesterday a shallow M=5.7 earthquake struck Sichuan Province in China, triggering at least one large landslide, at Luopo village

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13 December 2018

InSARNORWAY: a national deformation map for Norway

Late in November the Geological Survey of Norway launched InSARNORWAY, a new national level deformation map for the whole of the country

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