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5 February 2021

Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the Rat Creek Washout

A Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the Rat Creek Washout in the Big Sur, in California, showing the burnt areas in the catchment

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1 February 2021

Rat Creek: a large washout generated by an atmospheric river in California

Rat Creek: a large post wildfire washout has been generated on State Highway 1 in the Big Sur in California

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15 January 2021

The US National Landslide Preparedness Act

The US National Landslide Preparedness Act was passed this week, requiring that the USGS develops a national strategy for landslide hazards. Meanwhile the search continues for a motorist killed in a debris flow in Oregon

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16 December 2020

Bute Inlet: a very long runout proglacial landslide in Canada

A massive rockslope failure and 13 km long debris flow near to Bute Inlet in British Columbia, Canada in late November

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14 December 2020

The Eureka Valley Landslide in Death Valley National Park

The Eureka Valley Landslide in Death Valley National Park: a new paper (Shaller et al. 2020) on a beautifully-preserved, ancient, long runout failure.

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8 December 2020

Landslide potential this winter? Satellite images of the wildfire areas of western USA

Landslide potential this winter? A new video compilation of satellite images of the wildfire areas of western USA

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16 October 2020

Harrison Lake: newly discovered, large, ancient landslides in Canada

Harrison Lake: a nice paper in the journal Landslides (Hughes et al 2020) describes newly discovered, large, ancient landslide deposits in Canada. The two largest landslides would have been tsunamigenic.

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8 October 2020

Post wildfire mudslide potential in the Pacific West of the United States

A satellite image showing post wildfire mudslide potential in the Pacific West of the United States in winter 2020 – 2021

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7 September 2020

The Koidern landslide: a long runout event in Canada

On Saturday Brent Ward tweeted a fantastic set of aerial images of the Koidern landslide, in the Yukon of Canada.

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22 June 2020

The Old Fort landslide has reactivated – about 100 m of new movement

The Old Fort landslide in British Colombia has reactivated as a result of heavy rainfall. About 100 m of new movement has been recorded so far.

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