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21 January 2021

Mount Darwin: another rock avalanche in New Zealand, with a groovy runout pattern

Mount Darwin: another recent rock avalanche in New Zealand, with a groovy runout pattern.

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19 January 2021

A sensational high resolution satellite image of the Mount Silberhorn rock avalanche

A sensational Planet Labs SkySat high resolution satellite image of the Mount Silberhorn rock avalanche in New Zealand

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18 January 2021

Gravity always wins: in New Zealand landslides are more deadly than earthquakes

Gravity always wins: new research by GNS Science has shown that in New Zealand landslides are more deadly than earthquakes

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2 January 2021

Mount Silberhorn – a large rockslide in New Zealand

Mount Silberhorn – a large rockslide has occurred in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, close to Aoraki/Mount Cook, in the last few days

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4 November 2020

The February 2018 Mangapoike landslide, New Zealand: an intriguing failure mechanism?

A new paper on the 8 million cubic metre 24 February 2018 Mangapoike landslide in New Zealand speculates on an intriguing failure mechanism

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15 July 2020

Cromwell: helicopter sluicing to manage a landslide

A large rock slope failure has developed at Cromwell in New Zealand. The NZTA are using helicopter sluicing to try to manage the hazard.

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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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