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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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19 March 2019

Sentani, Indonesia: at least 89 killed in rainfall induced debris flows

On Saturday, heavy rainfall in the Sentani area of Papua, Indonesia triggered landslides and debris flows that are known to have killed at least 89 people

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19 February 2019

New on EarthArXiv: a first analysis of the flank failure of the Anak Krakatau volcano

A paper has recently been posted to EarthArXiv providing an analysis of the flank failure of Anak Krakatau on 22 Dec 2018, which generated a tsunami that killed 431 people.

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3 January 2019

Anak Krakatau: Planet Labs imagery of the aftermath of the landslide

Anak Krakatau: @planetlabs have captured excellent imagery, including a high resolution SkySat view, of the aftermath of the landslide

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2 January 2019

Sukabumi: an end of year landslide in Indonesia has killed up to 35 people

The village of Cimapag in Sukabumi, West Java was struck by a landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall on 31st December 2018, killing up to 35 people

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