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5 October 2021
Dr Murry Cave of Gisborne District Council has kindly highlighted an interesting landslide, close to the water supply pipeline for the city of Gisborne in New Zealand. The landslide occurred on 27-28 September 2021
26 March 2021
Raoul Island: Under the auspices of @geonet, researchers from @gnsscience have mapped >300 landslides triggered by the 5 March 2021 M=8.1 earthquake
21 January 2021
Mount Darwin: another recent rock avalanche in New Zealand, with a groovy runout pattern.
19 January 2021
A sensational Planet Labs SkySat high resolution satellite image of the Mount Silberhorn rock avalanche in New Zealand
18 January 2021
Gravity always wins: new research by GNS Science has shown that in New Zealand landslides are more deadly than earthquakes
2 January 2021
Mount Silberhorn – a large rockslide has occurred in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, close to Aoraki/Mount Cook, in the last few days
4 November 2020
A new paper on the 8 million cubic metre 24 February 2018 Mangapoike landslide in New Zealand speculates on an intriguing failure mechanism
15 July 2020
A large rock slope failure has developed at Cromwell in New Zealand. The NZTA are using helicopter sluicing to try to manage the hazard.
10 June 2020
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.
9 June 2020
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