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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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29 December 2018

First visual satellite images of Anak Krakatau show the enormous extent of the landslide

The ESA Sentinel 2 satellite today caught an image of the remains of Anak Krakatau. A huge landslide scar is visible, profoundly changing the island

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26 December 2018

The Anak Krakatau landslide and tsunami

Sentinel-1 imagery suggests that the landslide that triggered the tsunami on Anak Krakatau appears to have been a large-scale flank collapse. Unfortunately it is difficult to ascertain the current situation on the volcano

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20 December 2018

Surabaya, Indonesia: an impressive retaining wall failure

On Tuesday an impressive, large retaining wall failure destroyed a section of a four lane highway in Surabaya, East Java in Indonesia

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