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8 March 2023
Natuna: a landslide in Indonesia has killed up to 57 people
On 6 March 2023 a large landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall on Serasan Island in Natuna regency of Indonesia, killed up to 57 people.
29 November 2022
Cianjur: a deadly landslide from the 21 November 2022 West Java earthquake
Several landslides were triggered by the 21 November 2022 West Java earthquake in Indonesia. Reports indicate multiple fatalities.
29 March 2022
Mount Talakmau: landslides from the 25 February 2022 Sumatra Earthquake
An earthquake on 25 February 2022 triggered multiple landslides on the flanks of Mount Talakmau in west Sumatra, Indonesia.
12 July 2021
The cause of the Petobo landslide from the 28 September 2019 Palu-Donggala Indonesia earthquake
A new paper in Landslides explores the cause of the Petobo landslide from the 28 September 2019 Palu-Donggala Indonesia earthquake
6 April 2021
Mount Lewotolok and Adonara island: up to 168 people killed by lahars and debris flows in Indonesia
Two deadly landslides have occurred in Indonesia over the last few days. On the flanks of Mount Lewotolok up to 80 were killed in a lahar, whilst on Andonara island 69 people were killed and 19 are missing in a debris flow.
10 January 2021
Protecting the rescuers – a disastrous double landslide at Cihanjuang in Indonesia and a lucky escape in Italy
Cihanjuang, Indonesia & Bolzano, Italy: a tragedy in which rescuers were killed by a second landslide and a lucky escape in a rock slope failure on a hotel
17 March 2020
The catastrophic lahars from Mount Kelud in 1919
In 1919 a devastating eruption of Mount Kelud in Indonesia triggered massive lahars that killed 5,160 people on the flanks of the volcano
2 October 2019
Precursors to the Anak Krakatau flank collapse
A splendid new paper (Walter et al 2019) provides detailed analysis of the precursory behaviour leading up to the Anak Krakatau flank collapse in December 2018
24 September 2019
A new analysis of the deadly Anak Krakatau flank collapse
A paper (Williams et al. 2019) published in the journal Geology provides an analysis of the deadly 2018 Anak Krakatau flank collapse. Interestingly, the landslide was surprisingly small to have generated such a large tsunami.
10 April 2019
GEER report on the Palu landslides
GEER has published a report on the Palu-Donggala landslides, triggered by the 28 September 2018 Mw=7.5 Palu earthquake in Indonesia