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22 June 2020

The Old Fort landslide has reactivated – about 100 m of new movement

The Old Fort landslide in British Colombia has reactivated as a result of heavy rainfall. About 100 m of new movement has been recorded so far.

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19 March 2020

The May 1971 Saint Jean Vianney landslide disaster

In May 1971 the Saint Jean Vianney landslide, a very large failure in a sensitive clay, destroyed 40 houses and killed 31 people in Canada

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14 January 2020

The Hope Slide in Canada: new images released by BC Highways

Last week, BC Highways released an archive of images taken in the immediate aftermath of the 48 million cubic metre 1965 Hope Slide in British Columbia, Canada

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6 January 2020

A detailed analysis of the Joffre Peak landslides in Canada

A new paper in the journal Landslides (Friele et al. (2020) provides a first detailed analysis of the May 2019 Joffre Peak landslides in Canada

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19 November 2019

Landslides triggered by the Mw=7.8 Haida Gwaii earthquake in Canada

A new study (Barth et al. 2019) has mapped the landslides triggered by the 27 October 2012 Mw=7.8 Haida Gwaii earthquake in British Columbia, Canada

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18 November 2019

90 years after the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake: the hazards of submarine landslides on the western North Atlantic passive margin

On the 90th anniversary of the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake and tsunami, a new study suggests that tsunamigenic submarine landslides may be more common than we thought

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30 May 2019

High resolution Planet Labs SkySat image of the Joffre Peak landslides

A high resolution Planet Labs SkySat image of the Joffre Peak landslides has been captured, shedding light on the velocity of the flows.

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21 May 2019

Joffre Peak: precursory movements and the role of temperature

The first Joffre Peak landslide was probably associated with high Spring temperatures, but the slope also showed signs of distress before the collapse.

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20 May 2019

The Joffre Peak rock avalanches: new images

Good satellite and aerial imagery is now appearing showing the extent of the Joffre Peak rock avalanches in Canada last week

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17 May 2019

Another, probably even larger, rock avalanche on Joffre Peak

Yesterday a second, probably even larger, rock avalanche occurred on Joffre Peak in British Columbia in Canada, following the first event on Sunday.

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