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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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13 February 2020

The fast-moving Alpine Gardens landslide in New Zealand

The Alpine Gardens landslide in New Zealand in the Fox Glacier Valley is moving at over 11 millimetres per day, generating large debris flows

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9 October 2019

Whanganui: a large landslide on State Highway 4 in New Zealand

Late last week a large landslide developed on State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi in Ruapehu district of New Zealand

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8 February 2019

Submarine landslides can creep too – my latest paper

Submarine landslides can creep too: we have just published a paper (Carey et al. 2019) in the journal Geomorphology exploring the mechanisms of movement of the Tuaheni landslide offshore from New Zealand

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7 February 2019

Cape Kidnappers: a succession of large rockslope failures in New Zealand

On 23rd January & 2nd February 2019 Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand suffered large rockslope failures. The first, caught on video, seriously injured 2 people

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26 June 2018

Waioeka Gorge: a new landslide video from New Zealand

On Sunday a landslide occurred at Waioeka Gorge in New Zealand. The landslide, a wedge failure, was captured on video by Michael Tabudravu, a motorist who was driving on State Highway 2

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3 April 2018

Landslides triggered by the 14 November 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, New Zealand

In a new paper, Massey et al (2018) describe initial maps of the landslides triggered by the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake in New Zealand

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22 March 2018

Wairoa: a significant valley-blocking landslide in New Zealand

A significant valley-blocking landslide has occurred near to Wairoa in New Zealand. The Mangapoike River is blocked and a lake estimated to be 50 m deep has formed

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22 February 2018

River of rock: a fantastic video of a granular flow from New Zealand

Ex Cyclone Gita has triggered a spectacular “river of rock” debris on the Rakaia River in New Zealand. This was captured on an amazing video by local farmer Donna Field

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