A landslide on the Daning River in China yesterday triggered a series of tsunami waves that sank 13 vessels, mostly fishing boats
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On Wednesday a highly localised tsunami struck the village of Nord-Statland in Norway, causing enormous damage. The cause was probably a submarine landslide.
A new paper should end the scare that a landslide in the Canary Islands could cause a megatsunami that would devastate coast areas in Europe & America
A new paper by Kremer et al. (2012) documents a landslide induced tsunami in Lake Geneva in AD563. The modelled wave was 8 km high when it inundated the city.
A remarkable new video of a collapsing glacier from Greenland elegantly illustrates the processes through which landslides generate tsunamis
A short description and video of an intriguing “mini-tsunami” off the south coast of England on Monday. Reports attribute it to a submarine landslide, but more information is needed to ascertain whether this is really the case.
Indonesia is today trying to deal simultaneously with two substantial natural hazards of a rather different nature. The earthquake on Monday 25th October triggered a localised tsunami in the Mentawai islands, close to the epicentre, the Reuters Alertnet reports killed 108 people and has left a further 502 people missing. The data on the earthquake available on the USGS website suggest that this was a Mw=7.7 event at a depth of …
The State of the Planet blog, which is the blog of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, reports on an ongoing investigation of the tsunami that killed a small number of people to the west of Port-au-Prince (image below from the National Geographic). The research has involved drilling cores into the sediment on the sea floor near to the tsunami. Their initial analysis suggests that the tsunami was caused by …
The BBC are running a slightly strange story today about the possibility that the News York area was hit by a tsunami about 2,300 years ago. Given that by far the most likely source of a tsunami is a submarine landslide, this is of some interest. The odd part of this is the timing of the story – I cannot quite work out why it has popped up again now. …