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18 May 2021

The Kara-Bogaz-Gol megaslide: the world’s largest active landslide?

A new paper in the journal Scientific Reports (Aslan et al. 2021) describes the actively moving Kara-Bogaz-Gol megaslide in Kazakhstan. At 10 cubic kilometres this is the largest active landslide described to date.

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8 April 2021

InSAR as a wide area landslide detection tool

Shuicheng County in Guizhou Province in China: InSAR as a wide area landslide detection tool

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17 November 2017

Detecting landslide precursors from space

Review of a paper:- detecting landslide precursors from space: the use of Sentinel images to interpret the Maoxian landslide in June 2017

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9 October 2017

Lahars: an analysis of their role in losses from volcanic eruptions

A new paper from the University of Bristol (Brown et al. 2017) demonstrates the role that lahars play in causing loss of life in volcanic events

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12 September 2017

Increasing rock avalanche size and mobility in Alaska may be associated with climate change

A new paper (Coe et al. 2017) strongly suggests that the cluster of 24 rock avalanches since 1984 in S. Alaska may be associated with rock permafrost degradation

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31 August 2017

The Maca landslide: a large, slow-moving slide in Peru

In an article this week in Nature, Jane Palmer describes the Maca landslide, a 60 million cubic metre slow-moving slide in Peru

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20 August 2017

Dynamic analysis of the Oso landslide – a contribution by Oldrich Hungr and colleagues

In one of his last contributions, a paper by Oldrich Hungr and his colleagues provides a dynamic analysis of the 2014 Oso landslide, which killed 43 people

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20 March 2017

La Pintada landslide in Mexico: a new paper that links the slide and the cultural history

In a paper just published in Landslides, Alcántara-Ayala et al. (2017) link the La Pintada landslide in Mexico to ancient rock carvings found in the area

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22 February 2017

The 170 km/h Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province, China

In 2013 the catastrophic Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province in China killed 166 people. A new paper suggests that it reached a peak velocity of 170 km/h

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21 February 2017

Mega-landslides as a vehicle for colonisation of distant islands

In a paper just published in the Journal of Biogeography, the authors propose that landslides play a key role in the transport of species between islands

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