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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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2 June 2020

The evolution of co-seismic landslides: the 2005 Kashmir earthquake

A new study (Shafique 2020) published in the journal Geomorphology shows that landslide activity remained high for at least 13 years after the Kashmir earthquake

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6 April 2020

The perils of rapid off-site resettlement of people affected by disasters

A recent open access paper in the journal Natural Hazards (Zhang et al 2019) uses Beichuan to examine the perils and pitfalls of rapid off-site resettlement of people affected by disasters

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29 January 2020

The role of weak pumice layers in landslides triggered by the M=6.7 6 September 2018 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu Earthquake

A new study (Li et al. 2020) has found that a specific weak pumice layer controlled landslides triggered by the M=6.7 September 2018 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu earthquake

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15 December 2019

Landslides on Mount Kinabalu from the 2015 earthquake

High quality imagery is now available on Google Earth showing the hundreds of landslides on Mount Kinabalu triggered by the 5 June 2015 M=6.0 earthquake

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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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