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19 April 2021

Landslides from the 18 April 2021 M 5.9 earthquake near to Bandar Genaveh, Iran

Landslides from the 18 April 2021 M 5.9 earthquake near to Bandar Genaveh, Iran On 18 April 2021 a M=5.9 earthquake struck the port city of Bandar Genaveh in Iran.  The earthquake was centred on the town of Bandah Rig.  There are some reports of damage in Bandah Genaveh, and five people were injured. A couple of videos have been posted of landslides triggered by the earthquake.  The best one …

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26 March 2021

Raoul Island: landslides from the 5 March 2021 M8.1 earthquake

Raoul Island: Under the auspices of @geonet, researchers from @gnsscience have mapped >300 landslides triggered by the 5 March 2021 M=8.1 earthquake

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10 March 2021

The evolution of landslides after the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake

A new open access paper in the journal Progress in Disaster Science (Rosser et al. 2021) demonstrates that the number of landslides in W. and C. Nepal has increased since the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.

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9 March 2021

Ebisu Circuit: an intriguing landslide caused by the 2021 Fukushima Earthquake

Ebisu Circuit: an intriguing, high mobility landslide in volcanic materials caused by the 2021 Fukushima Earthquake in Japan

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18 December 2020

Arequipa, Peru: landslides from a M=5.6 earthquake on 16 December 2020

Arequipa, Peru: landslides triggered by a M=5.6 earthquake on 16 December 2020 have been caught on a dramatic video

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29 September 2020

Landslide light – an experimental study

A new open access article in the journal Earth, Plants and Space (Enomoto et al. 2020) experimentally examines the strange and controversial phenomenon of landslide light.

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28 September 2020

The 1920 Haiyuan earthquake in China

A new paper (Xu et al. 2020) provides a greatly improved estimate of landslide fatalities from the The 1920 Haiyuan earthquake in China. They conclude that about 32,500 people were killed by landslides.

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3 August 2020

Yigongxiang: a valley blocking debris flow in Tibet

In the high, remote mountains of Tibet a debris flow, possibly induced by recent seismic activity, has created a valley-blocking landslide dam

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10 June 2020

The role of earthquake and rainstorm induced landslides in shaping mountain chains

A new study published in Science Advances (Wang et al. 2020) shows that rainstorms tend to trigger landslides that sculpt the landscape at lower levels, whilst earthquake induced landslides cause erosion at higher elevations.

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9 June 2020

Landslides triggered by the Mw = 7.8 14 November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake: an update

A new paper in the journal landslides (Massey et al. 2020) has mapped almost 30,000 landslides triggered by the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand

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